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Sordo Giovanni was founded in 1912 in Castiglione Falletto,in the province of Cuneo.Now in the capable hands of the son Giorgio,today the family owns 53 hectares spreaded in the Langhe and Roero.It’s the unique winery which can boast 8 different kinds of Barolo,the crus,whose vineyards are located in the areas of 5 different municipalities in the Barolo wine district. With 135 big barrels ensure a perfect maturation of the Nebbiolo grapes which is a vigorous and difficult grape which can give amazing wines with powerful aromas and aging potential.
Winery has won many awards from the world's leading wine competitions and their most recent one is winning 89 points at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards.
Today the Sordo family owns 53 hectares, spreaded out in the municipalities of Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour and Vezza d’Alba. Sordo is unique: it is the only existing winery which can boast 8 different kinds of Barolo – the crus – whose vineyards are located in the areas of 5 different municipalities in the Barolo wine district.
The experience you will try at Sordo’s is unique: you will discover how we work through a tour into our cellar. A guide will take you into the Sordo world showing you all the processes of the production – from the vinification which takes place in the old part of the building to the bottling and stocking – walking through the big Slavonian oak barrels, running down at 12 meters underground to find the pearl of the family – the magical infernòt, a Piedmontese word which means little dark cellar where the family jelously keeps the best wines – following the tunnel where big bottle formats are aging, all the way down to the tasting room – where a breathtaking view on the Langhe is waiting for you; here you will try our wines and of course the Barolo through guided tastings: we will make your visit here unforgettable.
This Barolo is made with grapes belonging to further vineyards than the ones employed to produce the 8 well-known crus of the Sordo range; these are spreaded out in 5 different municipalities of the Barolo wine district. The Barolo – king of wines and wine of kings – has been celebrated as Nebbiolo's best product for centuries. It is historically linked to the Unification of Italy – the Rinascimento. Well-known politicians of the time and the Royal family – the Savoia – have relished this great wine that today more than ever is a prize for the enology.
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo subvarieties Lampia, Michet and Rosé.
Geographical location: vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno and Grinzane Cavour.
Processing: the grapes are harvested only when fully matured and the vinification starts straight away when they get into the cellar. First it comes the destalking, soft pressing, follows a fermentation – which is tumultuous and takes place at about 30°C – then it follows the maceration where the submerged-cap method is used. This consists in leaving the must in contact with the skins and pips which – according to the tradition – is for about six weeks. After racking, the ideal conditions for a perfect malolactic fermentation are created in the cellar.
Maturation and aging: the wine matures in traditional big Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months and ages in the bottle before being sold. Barolo enjoys an extraordinary longevity. This process is the one employed to produce all our Barolo – from the Classic one to the crus.
Characteristics: garnet red colour with brick orange shades which intensify as time goes by. Intense and complex perfume but delicate and ethereal at the same time; warm, full and dry palate. Its complexity is given by the persistence of the tannins.
Serving temperature: 16° - 18° C.
MR ELISA RABINO, EXPORT MANAGER DIRECTOR