Gaja   Sori Tildin

2017 Sori Tildin

By Gaja

2017 Sorì Tildìn by Gaja, Piedmont, Italy

In the revered realm of Italian viticulture, the 2017 Sorì Tildìn by Gaja stands out as a testament to the undeniable skill and tireless passion practised by this marquee producer. Gaja's commitment to responsible farming and innovative winemaking ensure each vintage sings of its terroir—none more so than the splendid 2017 Sorì Tildìn.

 

The impressive 2017 vintage: A harmonious symphony in a bottle

This vintage bestows upon us a unique embodiment of fine wines from Italy - one that shines with the beauty of unperturbed harmony. Deep decades of experience and unyielding respect for tradition bestow upon this wine a balance between power and elegance unrivalled in this part of Italy.

Fleecy threads of blackberry, dark cherry, and star anise gracefully adorn the palate all while derecho-like minerality cuts through these bold flavours, perfectly applying the brakes on the otherwise unrestrained richness of this animation of Nebbiolo.

 

Vintage year nuances tipping the investment scales

The growing year of 2017 was no stroll in the vineyard with an unexpectedly warm spring that led to an early bloom followed by a wave-filled ride with highs and lows weather-wise dictating a narrative of pure drama. But much like the phoenix, Gaja managed to usher forth a wine from these challenging conditions that is nothing less than a vinous triumph.

A notable attribute that sets the 2017 Sorì Tildìn apart from its siblings is its approachability at such a tender age - something quite against the grain when it comes to Nebbiolo from this region. And yet it still embodies an impressive aging potential that is set to reward the patient investor.

A pressing plummet of nuanced rose petal and spice, the 2017 Sorì Tildìn unravels charmingly in the glass, pulling you into a mysterious dance of hedonism and contemplation. Secure your bottle today to witness how a challenging year has shaped one of Italy's finest wine spectacles, both on the palate and as an intriguing investment endeavour. What truly sets this vintage apart is its story - a tale of nature’s trials artfully embraced by Gaja's Gothic sense of winemaking.

Current market price

HK$37,800.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

282.14

Scores and tasting notes

94

The Gaja 2017 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn opens to a luminous ruby appearance with pretty crimson highlights. This vintage appears lighter in color and concentration compared to past editions. The bouquet delivers a purity and sharpness nonetheless, but it offers less overall fruit. It shows subtle berry tones with blue flower, aniseed and candied orange peel. This very young Sorì Tildìn takes time to open, and it remains on the nervous side even after it has been given ample time in the glass. The best course of action is to wait until the 10-year mark before opening this bottle. It needs that extra time to soften and flesh out.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2020

Vintage performance