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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 2010
  • 750ml
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Barbaresco
  • Barbaresco
  • Nebbiolo
  • Red
  • OWC/OCC
  • EE2113
  • EE2113
Lot 38

2010 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo Barbaresco - 750ml - 6 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$2,900 - CAD$4,000

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CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 6 bottle(s) of 2010 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo Barbaresco - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $2900 - $4000 with a reserve of $2400. The bottles in this lot come from collection 10232.
This Ontario collector was one of Iron Gate’s very first storage clients. He purchased directly through the LCBO and local agents over the years, and many of the bottles have not left our temperature and humidity controlled, subterranean vault since they arrived
The score for 2010 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo Barbaresco is 98 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - A banner wine for Gaja, the 2010 Sori San Lorenzo brings the infinite and ethereal aromas associated with Nebbiolo into startling focus and clarity. Again, like the Sori Tildin, the structure and tannic firmness of the wine will carry the wine forward over the years and decades ahead. It demands much more time until it fully blossoms. I walked through the San Lorenzo vineyard with Gaia Gaja and she showed me some of their recent activity. Every second row is planted with barley that acts as a natural rototiller given its aggressive root system. Borrowing other “New World” ideas, they’ve started compost piles with Californian red worms and are using (with less success, I’m told) wooden tree boxes to repopulate the birds. All of this must seem very odd to the neighbors.