- Presentation of the winery
The winery was created by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. Currently, it’s Angelo Gaja who is the owner of the winery, he is graduate of the University of Alba wine and holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Turin. This vineyard is internationally recognized for the quality of its wines and is the source of innovative technology, such as the use of French oak barrels. It is also the first winemaker in Piedmont planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Angelo Gaja is known in the entire world for its outstanding wines, which are of great elegance, opulence ; his wines reflect the terroir. Angelo Gaja is one of the pioneers in the production of mono-varietal wine in the Piedmont. The quality of his wines is so exceptional that the Wine Spectator considers them as “arguably the finest Italian wines ever produced”. He played a very important role in the reputation of Italian wines from Piedmont. In 1994, the Gaja family bought his first winery in Tuscany, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino. This area produces three extraordinary Brunelo di Montalcino. In 1996, Gaja bought a new property in Tuscany, located Ca'Marcanda Castagneo Carducci in Bolgheri. The Piedmont area is about 100 hectares, located in the district of Barbaresco and Barolo. Angelo Gaja is a charismatic man, he was elected in 1998, "Man of the Year" by Decanter magazine, he is internationally recognized as the best producer of Italian wines.
Sori San Lorenzo 1990 has a deep red-purple color. This wine is very concentrated, the nose offers aromas of cassis, black cherries, but also mineral notes, vegetable and exotic spices. On the palate, this wine is rich, with a complex and powerful structure.