2015 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin Piedmont
Winemaker Notes: Deep purple color. Shows fresh and balsamic first notes, with aromas of lavender, basil, freshly-cut grass. Then it turns into a spicy and smoky character, with white pepper, clove and cinnamon. The palate is compact and clean, with notes of red apple, wild strawberry, blood orange, and licorice. Firm, fine-grained tannins keep this wine tightly wound, leading to the great aging potential.
Barbaresco is a great food wine. Traditionally served with roasted braised meat such as beef, pork and boar, Barbaresco is actually very versatile: owing to its high acidity and red fruit profile. It pairs well with roasted chicken, veal, game birds and even seafood. Heartier pasta and risotto dishes are other obvious pairings, as are aged Italian cheeses.
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 vinified as a single-vineyard wine in 1970.
James Suckling - “Aromas of asphalt and tar that turn to dried strawberries, plums and citrus fruit. Full body, yet agile and very refined with a beautiful balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. Extremely persistent and focused finish. All about harmony and strength. Drink in 2022.”
Decanter - 97pts- "Gaja's wines seem to be more precise in fruit and less extracted today than in previous decades. The tremendously youthful pomegranate and wild strawberry character discloses the ageing potential of this Sorì Tildin, supported by a full body and firm, tight-knit tannins, and underlined by still-firm acid. The finish shows the sweet character of straw and mild tobacco. This still needs time. Drinking Window 2020 - 2045"
Wine Spectator- “Almost seamless now, this red is hitting its stride, exuding cherry, strawberry, floral, mineral and tobacco aromas and flavors. Offers great structure and length, with a firm, minerally aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2040.”
Wine Enthusiast - "Wild berry, scorched earth, star anise, crushed herb and a whiff of toasted hazelnut pave the way on this poised full-bodied red. The structured palate boasts remarkable elegance, evoking juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, licorice and graphite alongside fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it well balanced and imparts youthful tension. Drink 2022–2035. Cellar Selection"
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