Sordo

The farm of John Sordo , now run by His son George, is situated at few kilometers from Alba Barolo at the foot of the hill, in the municipal district of Castiglione Falletto, Cuneo provinces. The family business Has Been engaged in wine growing for over three generations. It was founded in the early 900s by the present owner's grandfather Joseph, but the real turnaround came with His Father Giovanni who, together with His Wife Mary, testimony of the firm's past, acquired Numerous vineyards in some of the finest areas of Barolo territory: '' the Sorì ''.

The lands of These vineyards, made up of very deep and compact calcareous marl, rich in micro elements, Provides an ideal environment, with the complicity of the micro climate typical of the Langhe, for the cultivation of Nebbiolo, an extremely vigorous and demanding varietal Which Produces wines of great prestige, age-worthy and rich in fragrance.

Today, the firm extends over a total surface area of 53 hectares planted with vines, distributed in the municipal areas of Castiglione Falletto , Serralunga d'Alba , Monforte d'Alba , Barolo , Novello , La Morra , Verduno , Grinzane Cavour and Vezza d 'Alba . The firm is equipped with modern plants for wine-making, storage and bottling. An impressive aging cellar, fitted with over one hundred high capacity oak barrels, Enables the wine to mature and develop perfectly. All production processes, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, can depend on the tried-and-tested traditional methods handed down to us by our ancestors.

Sordo is now the largest vineyard land owner in Barolo.

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Sordo 'Gabutti' Barolo 2013
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "This balances bright flavors of macerated cherry, currant and plum with spice, earth and tar elements, backed by a firm structure. The finish is crisp and long. Best from 2020 to 2037." -B.S.  Wine Enthusiast 87 " Underbrush, leather, pressed rose and dark spice aromas lead
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Sordo Barolo 2012
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"A no nonsense Barolo with plum, flower and cedar aromas and favors. Full and chewy. Attractive finish. Better in 2017." JS

Sordo 'Monvigliero' Barolo 2011
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Aromas of black cherries marinated in spirits, menthol, leather and chopped herbs lead the nose on this brawny wine. The hefty palate shows the heat of the vintage, offering dried berries, licorice, tobacco and mocha alongside the warmth of evident alcohol and jarring tannins. Give it a few years to

Sordo 'Gabutti' Barolo 2011
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"Rose petal, perfumed berry pressed powder and sweet cake spice aromas lead the way. The vibrant palate offers crunchy red cherry, raspberry, white pepper, grilled herb and tobacco alongside fresh acidity and assertive tannins." - K. O.

Sordo Barolo 2011
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 "A mix of leather, licorice, cherry, earth and mineral notes marks this intense red. Firm and austere, with a base of tannins defning the lengthy fnish. Vivid acidity keeps this focused. Best from 2019 through 2033. 3,375 cases made." –BS  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Garnet red color

Sordo Barolo 2010
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"Fragrances include crushed rose petals, red berry, leather, spice and smoky mineral. The straightforward palate is quintessential Nebbiolo, displaying crushed black cherry accented with white pepper and clove balanced by firm, supple tannins. Drink 2016-2025. " ~ KO

Sordo 'Gabutti' Barolo 2010
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 WE TOP 100 2014 Rank 42 Editors Choice "This structured Barolo is still closed but already displays it's impressive Serralunga d'Alba pedigree. It delivers crushed black cherry flavors layered in licorice, black pepper, clove, alpine herbs and balsamic notes alongside