Being one of the earliest single vineyard bottlings of Nebbiolo in Piedmont, the wine made history with the 1967 vintage.
With the release of the famed 1996 vintage in 2000, GAJA reclassified the wine and used the Langhe DOC appellation on the label. This change came at a time when the number of single vineyard bottlings were vastly increasing and the populariy of the wines were overshadowing the traditional, classic Barbaresco.
GAJA stands behind the belief that Barbareco is one of the great wines of the world and should co exist alongside its single vinyeard comrads as opposed to being overshadowed by them.
The color of the Sori San Lorenzo is a deep red and the exhilarating concentrated aromas of currant and black cherry fruit is intermingled with hints of coffee as well as fine herbs, minerals and exotic spices.
As the wine is powerful and opulent, time is a necessity in order for the wine structure to truly develop. The wine is very focused and concentrated with a long lingering finish and refined tannins.
"The 2006 Langhe Sori San Lorenzo is the most virile of these 2006 Langhes. The wine reveals terrific depth and richness in its dark fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and menthol. The authoritative Sori San Lorenzo offers plenty of excitement and sheer pleasure in an extroverted style. The elegant finish is at once powerful and sublime. Baritone notes of tar, smoke and licorice linger on the close. "