- Luciano Sandrone
- 2016 - 2027
- Case size
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Antonio Galloni, February 2010,
Sandrone’s 2006 Barolo Le Vigne possesses awesome balance as intricately woven layers of aromas and flavors come together in the glass. The 2006 is an especially powerful Le Vigne boasting a solid core of floral, red fruits supported by firm yet elegant tannins. This, too, shows the considerable drive and focus that is the hallmark of the vintage. The wine’s overall balance is impeccable. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane (Barolo), Conterni and Ceretta (Monforte) and Merli (Novello). The wines are aged separately for a year in 500-liter barrels. The final blend is assembled, after which the wine spends an additional year in oak prior to being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. 96/100.
One of the most respected and admired names in Piedmont, Luciano Sandrone has been making exceptional wines for over 40 years. Beginning with a modest plot in Cannubi Boschis in 1978, his now 20-hectare estate produces some of the world’s best Barolos. Throughout its history, this hallowed estate has always remained true to the DNA of their vineyards; they practice minimal intervention and, unlike many other winemakers in the region, use smaller old French oak barrels to deliver precision and preserve the purity and aromatics of the fruit. Many consider Luciano to be a visionary and his children, Luca and Barbara, are now working alongside him to maintain their father’s philosophy. A favourite amongst top wine critics, Sandrone’s wines are not to be missed.
With Brunello in Tuscany, Barolo is undoubtedly Italy's finest wine producing region. Located in Piedmont in the north west of Iataly Barolo is comprised of 5 major communes - Barolo, Monteforte d'Alba, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba - though the latter three tend to represent the main styles of the region. The wines are compelling and polished - an exemplary expression of the Nebbiolo grape. DOCG law requires a minimum ageing of 2 years in cask or barrel yet can be longer depending on the producer. Barolos are generally released four or more years after the vintage.