The Azienda Agricola Giovanni Sordo is to be found in the heart of the well-known Barolo region, in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto – just few kilometers away from Alba, in the province of Cuneo.
It’s a family-run winery, now in the capable hands of Giorgio – Giovanni’s son – the third generation of a family who has been tending and producing wines for more than a century.
The estate was founded in 1912 by the great-father Giuseppe, but the real turn over came with his son Giovanni who – together with his wife Maria, the real witness of the family’s story – bought several vineyards of Nebbiolo for Barolo - the Sorì in Piedmontese language – among the best in the Barolo wine district.
The soil of these vineyards – a compact calcareous marl – is rich in micro-nutrients which – together with the unique microclimate of the Langhe region – creates a perfect environment for the growing of Nebbiolo grape.
It is a vigorous and difficult grape which can give amazing wines with powerful aromas and great aging potential.
This Barolo is a bland made with grapes belonging to further vineyards than the ones employed to produce the 8 well-known crus of the Sordo range; these are spreaded out in 5 different municipalities of the Barolo wine district. The Barolo – king of wines and wine of kings – has been celebrated as the Nebbiolo’s best product for centuries. It is...
This Nebbiolo is grown on the sunny and steep vineyards of the Roero region – in between the left bank of the Tanaro river and some areas in the nearby Langhe region – where full-bodied and fruity wines are produced. The loose and sandy soil is rich in minerals and gives to the wine heady perfumes and rich sensations which linger the mouth. Grape...