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  • Country ranking ?

    400
  • Producer ranking ?

    69
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Honey Soy Venison

The Story

The Sorì Tildìn vineyard is named after the beloved matriarch of the GAJA family, Clotilde Rey, daughter-in-law of founder Giovanni Gaja. Known for her strong personality, the adored Clotilde was affectionately known by the nickname Tildìn (teel-DEEN), a diminutive of her Christian name.

Like the Sorì San Lorenzo, 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 (reclassified as a Langhe DOC in 2000 like the Sorì San Lorenzo). Sorì Tildìn delivers a round, subtly textured expression of Nebbiolo, and will age superbly for more than 40 years in exceptional vintages.

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Vintage 1971

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Harvesting of the three individual vineyards usually begins with Sori Tildin. Angelo bought the parcel in 1967 and named it after his grandmother, Clotilde Rey. The south-facing, sunny hill, sori in Italian, is always washed over by a light breeze. It is the highest of all the vineyards and, thanks to its location and inward-turned hill formation, it offers a very warm microclimate for the grapes.
The eponymous wine has refined fruity notes and is the most open of the three single-vineyard wines. Also Sori San Lorenzo, which Angelo bought already in 1964, faces the south. It is one of the family’s most beautiful vineyards. The wine from that vineyard has an aging potential of over 40 years, and the characteristic properties of the Nebbiolo are at their best here. Sori San Lorenzo is the strongest and most masculine wine of the three.
It usually requires a bottle aging time of at least 10-15 years, whereas Sori Tildin is known for its more feminine, elegant quality. Costa Russi, located at a lower altitude than Sori Tildin, has a cooler microclimate. Bought at the same time as Sori Tildin, Costa Russi is only a stone’s throw away. All three single-vineyard Barbarescos share their grape blend: 95% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

13 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium

ending

Long, Smooth and Vibrant

flavors

Mineral, Cranberry, Tar, Waxy, Leather and Earthy

nose

Youthful, Ripe, Generous and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Concentrated, Balanced, Complex, Medium-bodied, Focused, Rich, Elegant and Sweet tannins

Verdict

Impressive and Fine

Written Notes

We finally sat down, and in honor of the truffles, many of us brought Italian wines. We began with a magnum of 1971 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, by way of the Golden Cellar, actually. The wine was a beauty, possessing great cherry fruit and tender dust, earth and leather complements, but this was a wine that was fully mature, on a plateau and all about its fruit. It caressed the palate with grace and style
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Evolved, tawny colour. Rich and evolved nose shows complex earthy and leathery aromas with prunes and root vegetables combined with touch of orange peel, Medium-bodied palate, vivid acidity and mellow tannins. The fruit is balancing the palate with its lovely strawberry character. A long, mineral and concentrated finish with smooth and supple structure. An elegant and energetic wine.
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Information

Origin

Barolo, Barbaresco

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Glass time

1h

Drinking temperature

16

Other wines from this producer

Alteni di Brassaca

Barbaresco

Barolo Dagromis

Barolo Gromis

Barolo Sperss

Brunello di Montalcino Rennina

Conteisa

Costa Russi

Darmagi

Dolcetto d'Alba

Gaia & Rey Chardonnay

Gaja Ca´marcanda

Gaja Sito Moresco

Gromis Conteisa Cerequio

Rossj-Bass

Sorí San Lorenzo

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Sori Tildin 1971  ( Angelo Gaja )

"We finally sat down, and in honor of the truffles, many of us brought Italian wines. We began with a magnum of 1971 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, by way of the Golden Cellar, actually. The wine was a beauty, possessing great cherry fruit and tender dust, earth and leather complements, but this was a wine that was fully mature, on a plateau and all about its fruit. It caressed the palate with grace and style"

1y 11m ago

92p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Sori Tildin 1971  ( Angelo Gaja )

"Evolved, tawny colour. Rich and evolved nose shows complex earthy and leathery aromas with prunes and root vegetables combined with touch of orange peel,
Medium-bodied palate, vivid acidity and mellow tannins. The fruit is balancing the palate with its lovely strawberry character. A long, mineral and concentrated finish with smooth and supple structure. An elegant and energetic wine.
"

4y 7m ago

96p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Sori Tildin 1971  ( Angelo Gaja )

"The 1971 Gaja Sori Tilden was about as great an old bottle of Gaja that I have ever had. I can only think of a 1961 Barbaresco sampled fifteen years ago in the same arena. While the nose was volatile at first with a touch of bad breath, it blossomed into a musky, mahogany core. The wine was delicious and classic in many regards, as it had me thinking everything from 1951 BV Private Reserve (a legendary classic Cali) to Burgundy and home to Italy. There was a length and structure here that the other wines in this flight didn’t have, until the last one, at least (96).
"

4y 9m ago

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