After more than
ten years of enthusiastic exploration of cuisine and wines of the “Langhe”
and the “Barolo” area, Guolf J. Gattiker and Francis T.E. Hodgskin from
Zurich, Switzerland, finally acquired their first vineyard “Crû Baudana”
in 1986 and two years later “Crû Parafada”, both in Serralunga d’Alba.
love for the “Langhe” had grown and so had their understanding of its
tradition and culture. In 1990 they incorporated “Poderi Sorì s.a.s.” a
company that owns and vinifies only grapes from Crû properties (Sorì =
Crû in Piemontese).
The combination of
these factors enabled the company to evolve into the production of wines
which are firmly anchored in the terrain of origin but at the same time
reflecting a refined European touch. A memorable result has been achieved
by respecting old traditions in cultivating the vines, by managing wisely
and considerately the transition of the grapes into wine and by a
meticulous control of the maturation process in wooden casks.
these premises, three wines arise, irreversibly tied to the “terroir” but
with an elegance of complex palatal perceptions to meet the highest and
most demanding European and World standards.