Gaja   Sori Tildin

2013 Sori Tildin

By Gaja

2013 Sorì Tildìn from Gaja, Barbaresco, Italy

The 2013 vintage of the Sorì Tildìn from Gaja paints an exceptional picture of the uniqueness and artistry found in fine wines from Italy. This intimate portrayal of the Barbaresco region is one brimming with complexity, highlighted through the elegant dance of the locally prevalent Nebbiolo grape amidst the climatic conditions of that particular year.


Silver lining of a challenging vintage

The Italian wine scene in 2013 was marked by somewhat unpredictable weather patterns - a cooler spring followed by a warm summer with heavy rainfall. However, Gaja always rises above such challenges, managing to turn these tumultuous conditions into a strategic advantage. It’s this ability to extract aromatic elegance and structural depth despite biting conditions that truly sets Gaja wines apart as a quality investment.

The 2013 Sorì Tildìn shines with a vibrant freshness married delicately to concentrated dark fruit flavours. At the heart of this wine throbs an expressive character, its tannins firm yet refined, perfectly embodying Nebbiolo's noble grace amidst adversity.


An encore for Nebbiolo

The intrinsic charm of the Nebbiolo grape is compellingly encased within this sanguine symphony of flavours that sinks deep into the palette. The tenacity of Nebbiolo is laid bare through the admirable complexity of this beautifully-layered wine - an investable manifestation of the persistence and resilience demonstrated by Gaja when confronting a challenging vintage head on.

Finally, what one must truly laud about the 2013 Sorì Tildìn is its uncanny ability to capture and echo within each savored sip, not just its noble lineage but also its triumph over a testing year. In its very essence, this stunning wine is an elegant memento of the possibilities that can become a reality when heritage meets resilience in the wine world.


Conclusion: A bravura performance

In conclusion, the 2013 Sorì Tildìn from Gaja is an exquisite testament to fine Italian wine making. Its intricate dance between vintage specificity and an underlying expression of terroir offers an alluring investment potential for those who can recognize the eternal value of a truly splendid vintage like 2013. For investors willing to embrace the challenging allure of a triumphant vintage, there is no better candidate than the 2013 Sorì Tildìn from Gaja.

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The 2013 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn sees fruit sourced from a vineyard site located directly above Costa Russi. This fruit is harvested at 260 meters above sea level, while the latter is located 30 meters lower in elevation. The age of the vines is slightly younger as well, with 45-years-old being the average age. That subtle change in vineyard location does much to shape the generosity and bounty of the bouquet. There is a distinct softness and roundness here that comes forth as dark cherry, pressed blackberry and plum, with tobacco and leather in a supporting role. This Barbaresco stands on solid feet with tight textural richness that comes exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape. Breaking with past tradition, Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is made with a single variety.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2016

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