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Langhe DOC Sori San Lorenzo Angelo Gaja 1998

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 14% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Silky

This wine has absolutely astonishing aging potential. A unique wine from Angelo Gaja’s offering. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label, 2 very slightly scuffed label
  • Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont
  • Appellation/Wine: Langhe
  • Classification: DOC
  • Producer/Owner: Angelo Gaja
  • More information....

Langhe DOC Sori San Lorenzo Angelo Gaja serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Osso Bucco, Chateaubriand, Lapin aux pruneaux.

Peak: Drink until 2030

Lot presentation
Langhe DOC Sori San Lorenzo Angelo Gaja

Cuvée presentation

Sori San Lorenzo is the most powerful and austere of the Gaja Nebbiolos. The wine is aged for 12 months in barrels followed by 12 months in casks, only revealing its full potential at the end of the ageing process. It can be aged for up to 40 years. The first vintage produced was in 1967.

Information about domain Angelo Gaja

Angelo Gaja is probably one of the greatest names in Italian winemaking. Born in 1940, he took over the family vineyard in 1961 in the hilly Langhe region of the Piedmont which can trace its roots back to 1859. He now manages approximately 100 hectares of wines and does not buy in any grapes. Gaja was instrumental in raising the international profile of fine Piedmontese wines, notably Barbarescos and Barolos, with his distinctive use of new vinification techniques and ageing methods, at odds with regional practices at the time: choosing the best parcels, reducing yields, and using new French oak casks instead of Yugoslavian oak barrels. His best Barbaresco parcels now produce some of the finest wines in Italy (Sori Tildin, Sori San Lorenzo, and Costa Russi). He was also the first winegrower to plant Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay, as well as Sauvignon Blanc instead of Nebbiolo, contrary to the advice of his peers.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label, 2 very slightly scuffed label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
  • Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont
  • Appellation/Wine: Langhe
  • Classification: DOC
  • Producer/Owner: Angelo Gaja
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2030
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Conventional 
  • Size (in ha): 3.25
  • Intensity: Silky
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% nebbiolo

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