Gaja Sori Tildin 2010
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco|
The Sorì Tildìn vineyard is named after the beloved matriarch of the GAJA family, ClotildeRey, daughter-in-law of founder Giovanni Gaja. Known for her strong personality, the adored Clotildewas affectionately known by the nickname Tildìn (teel-DEEN), a diminutive of her Christian name.Like the Sorì San Lorenzo, Sorì Tildìn is widely considered one of the greatest growing sites in Italy today. Purchased in 1967,the 8-acre vineyard is situated in the township of Barbaresco. It was first vinifiedas a single-vineyard wine in 1970 (reclassified as a LangheD.O.C. in 2000 like the Sorì San Lorenzo).
Displays the roundest tasting profile of all Gaja single-vineyard wines. The rich body, subtle texture and fine, ripe tannins are typical for this wine of great finesse, the quintessential expression of the land and the Nebbiolo grape.
Gaia Gaja uses the word "salty" to describe this next wine, and I see her point. The 2010 Sori Tildin shows a dry, firmly structured quality that enhances those extraordinary, breezy overtones of lead pencil and brimstone that so fittingly frame the Nebbiolo grape. The lingering end-notes of rose petal, ginger and cedar are striking. You immediately feel the tannic structure and power of the wine. The jump is very sharp next to the Costa Russi, and that's why this is one of Gaja's best cellar-agers. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
Displaying plenty of cherry, raspberry and floral notes, this is well-structured and balanced, with hints of sweet spices gracing the finish. Very expressive now, showing the potential to age. Juicy and long. Best from 2016 through 2029.