2009 Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo Langhe
The Sorì San Lorenzo vineyard is situated in the municipality of Barbaresco, a few steps from the old town centre. The land, facing south, consists clayey-calcareous marls and covers a surface of 3.38 hectares, with an average altitude of 250 m above the sea level. The vines are 50 years old on average.
Intensity and balance are the features of the 2009 Sorì San Lorenzo. The classic San Lorenzo character shows through the pure and clean notes of white musk, roots, bark, graphite and gravel. An inviting marzipan note gives an original sweet twist to the nose. The palate shows remarkable fruit concentration, with notes of dark cherry, black currant, menthol, black pepper. Tannins, acidity and alcohol are perfectly integrated. Sorì San Lorenzo 2009 is a layered wine, sweet and balanced now, but its proverbial intensity will need the benefit of the ageing to fully express.