Luciano Sandrone Le Vigne, Barolo DOCG, Italy, Barolo, 2015
Overview of the Wine
Sandrone’s wines are sometimes described as straddling the modern and traditional styles in the region: elegant, attractive and easy to appreciate right from their first years in bottle, but with no less power and structure than traditional Barolos.
Le Vigne is a wine created from four different Nebbiolo vineyards, each of which brings its own contribution. This union generates an exceptionally complex wine that is round and harmonious on the palate, with fruity and spicy notes, and this approach of blending together plots is in fact the traditional one in Barolo.
Each vineyard is vinified separately, and after destemming and light crushing, the must is covered with CO2 for a gentle warm maceration of approximately a day. Alcoholic fermentation begins about 24-36 hours later from native yeasts. A gentle maceration takes place in upright open-top steel tanks for the first 7-18 days of alcoholic fermentation. Immediately after alcoholic fermentation, which takes about 28 days, malolactic fermentation takes place in 500-liter French oak casks. French oak casks (25% new) Aging: French oak casks (25% new) for 24 months
Grape / Blend
95+ Points - Robert Parker
“For all of its generosity and expressiveness, with just a beautiful bouquet that sings out a seductive mezzo-soprano
aria, be forewarned that in the mouth this is followed by rigidity and nervousness. That explosive bouquet might
mislead you into thinking this is a rather evolved wine, but you certainly feel its youth on the palate”
97 Points - James Suckling
“A tight and focused Le Vigne with strawberry, orange-peel and floral aromas and hints of hazelnuts.”
95+ Points - Vinous
97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Product size: 750ml