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Sordo Barolo Monprivato 2017

14% abv

Vol- 75cl

The color of this wine astounds due to the intensity of the garnet and ruby reds that shine. Its alcoholic strength stands out in an abundant formation of church windows and tears. The characteristics of this grape variety include a rich and lingering bouquet, amplified by elegant sensations reminiscent of black cherry and delicate floral nuances. With time, estery sensations develop with hints recalling resin and sweet spices.

Monprivato is a small mention in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto but is considered to be one of the most important of the entire Barolo designation. From vines of 35 years old grown at altitudes of up to 240-320 metres. Once selected, the grapes undergo crushing and destemming. Vinification with fermentation in stainless steel temperature controlled vats with long submerged-cap maceration for between 4 and 7 weeks. Natural malolactic fermentation at temperature 20°, the wine is then transferred into stainless steel for 2-4 months. The wine is then transferred to large Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months. Before bottling the wine spends a further 6 months in stainless steel for refinement.

Renowned the world over, this noble descendent of Nebbiolo wine has its roots in the Italian Unification. Many illustrious figures bore witness to its origins, like Marchesa Giulia Falletti di Barolo, Count Cavour and the first royalty from the House of Savoia. An austere, generous wine, quite ageable, which is considered a merit in Italian oenology. The municipalities in the Barolo production area are: La Morra, Monforte, Serralunga d’Alba (with its exceptionally well-preserved medieval military fortress), Castiglio Falletto (its symbol, a round medieval tower, is private property just like the manor), Novello, Grinzane Cavour. Verduno, Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi.

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£79.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

Sordo was founded in 1912 by Giuseppe Sordo, the present owner’s grandfather, and is now under the guidance of its third generation, Giorgio Sordo, with his daughter Paola by his side. Situated in the district of Castiglione Falleto and overlooking the slopes of La Morra, Sordo is unique in that it bottles 8 Barolo Cru wines, the only producer able to do this in the entire region.
As well as bottling traditional varieties such as Dolcetto and Barbera, they also produce the peppery Verduno Pelaverga, one of the smallest DOCs in Italy. The whites comprise the region’s historic Arneis, along with Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, which as well as being bottled separately go to make the captivating Rapujè Bianco. They also produce a Barbaresco from several plots in Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive.3 hectares, covering the areas of Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour and Vezza d’Alba. Tradition and terroir lay at the heart
of Sordo. Giorgio makes wine in a very similar way to his grandfather; after a gentle pressing and fermentation at around 30C, the wines continue to macerate for around 40 to 50 days, after which they are matured in large Slovenian oak barrels, which range from 50hl to 120hl and are used to preserve the unique essence of each cru.

Reference #:
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

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Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41