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News Sabato 19 Novembre 2016

Italian Wines in the World: Barolo Monvigliero 2012 by Azienda Agricola Sordo

We tasted for you Barolo Monvigliero by Azienda Agricola Sordo from Piedmont

di Fabio Tavazzani

Barolo Monvigliero 2012 DOCG
Wine: Rosso Year: 2012
Price (ex winery, VAT included): 29 €
Annual production (bottles): 4.500
Aging: 24 months in Slovenian oak barrels
Designation: DOCG
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo


A true expert of wine marketing like Paul Wagner often says that to become an icon for wine enthusiasts a wine has to make them fall in love first. It has to pleasantly touch your palate and nose, but also your heart. This is what happened with Barolo Monvigliero 2012 by Sordo Giovanni winery, in our opinion one of the best of its category. This Barolo is made from a cru, Monvigliero, among the most important and historically renowned of its designation. We are just few miles away from Alba, in the municipality of Verduno, in a vineyard located at 280-350 mt above sea level. The perfect location to produce a well balanced and elegant Barolo. A wine everyone agrees on, the firmest traditionalists as well as the innovetors, which demonstrate we are in front of one of the most suited territory of our Country. We can smell clear and elegant fruity notes, cherry above all, but also rose and violet. Spicy notes ar evident too, such as cloves and rose pepper. In mouth it tastes worm and powerful, but not too strong, that makes it incredibly easy to enjoy with a number of possible food pairings. We decided to pair it with cold cuts and cheese and we "complained" we only had two bottles.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA SORDO GIOVANNI

The farm of Sordo Giovanni is situated a few kilometres from Alba at the foot of the Barolo hill, in the municipal district of Castiglione Falletto, in Cuneo province. With over a total surface area of 53 hectares planted with vines, distributed in the municipal areas of Castiglione, Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour and Vezza d’Alba, is equipped with modern plants for wine-making, storage and bottling.


Via Alba Barolo 175 - Borgata Garbelletto
12060 Castiglione Falletto (CN) Italy
T. + 39 0173 62853
F. + 39 0173 462056
info@sordogiovanni.it
www.sordogiovanni.it