Sori della Sorba
Sori – means Cru, the best vineyard – the highest, best exposed vineyard, always south facing, where the sun is strongest and where the snow melts first.
In a steep, raw territory caught between the breezes of the Mediterranean Sea and fresh air of the Italian Alps is where the story of Sorì della Sorba begins. Sori della Sorba vineyard sits just 500 meters, or less than a quarter-mile, from the villages of Barolo.
Sori della Sorba vineyard is centered in the winemaking area known as Diano D’Alba. Half of Diano D’ Alba lies within the world famous Barolo wine region, and Sorì della Sorba is just outside of the famous DOCG. An area of great, world-class potential which is capable of sitting alongside the world’s finest.
In 2019, Giovanna Bagnasco (proprietor of Brandini in Barolo) and her life partner Carlo Mondavi (grandson of Robert and proprietor of Raen in Sonoma, CA) took the reins at this estate, and set about immediately converting the farming to organic with an eye towards permaculture. The first results, in a word, are stunning. A single-vineyard Langhe Nebbiolo of such elegance and finesse as to make Barolo producers jealous!
The Sori della Sorba site gives wine of incredible expression, structure, vibrancy, and elegance. 2019 allowed for a serious wine of finesse, elegance and length. Sori della Sorba is fragrant from the moment opened with dried rose petals, crushed cherries, white tea, orange pith, wet rock, fennel seed, truffle and forest earth. All these notes are held together with its incredibly fine grained, lasting tannins. Powerful and energetic in its youth the 2019 Sori della Sorba will continue to evolve to heightened levels for decades to come.