• Barbera d'Alba DOC 2018

      Barbera d’Alba DOC 2018

      Sandrone's Barbera d'Alba smells of ripe red berries, dark cherries and a hint of coffee and chocolate. On the palate it has a full-bodied, soft texture, captivating finesse and pure harmony. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A rich, round-textured barbera with plum and berry character and hints of orange peel. It’s full-bodied and velvety. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

      "The Luciano Sandrone 2018 Barbera d'Alba is a wine of remarkable smoothness and integration. There are absolutely no sharp edges here, as this Barbera is polished and buffed over twice for good measure. It is packed tight with luscious dark fruit and blackberry preserves. That dark core is framed by light touches of Indian spice, campfire ash and truffle. There is a note of cherry sweetness on the close, but it is beautifully softened by all that rich intensity. If you are a fan of the Barbera grape, let me draw your attention to this tremendous value." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,73 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05172218 ·  0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Valmaggiore" Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2017

      “Valmaggiore” Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2017

      This Nebbiolo comes from one of the best sites in Roero and is vinified by Luciano Sandrone with the same care as a Barolo. Wonderful scent of light red fruit, mainly raspberry and cherry. On the palate it is earthy with a beautiful strawberry touch and incredibly elegant. The fine-grained tannin is wonderfully integrated and together with a subtle minerality gives this Nebbiolo a race and finesse that is second to none. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense, sparkling ruby garnet. Delicate, drawn, fragrant nose, notes of sour cherry and raspberry. In the beginning a lot of juicy cherry fruit, some pomegranate, then opens up with fine-meshed, dense tannin, hearty and long, salty final." Falstaff

      "Attractive strawberry and orange-peel character. Medium body. Light tannins and a fresh finish." James Suckling

      "Features rich, bright cherry fruit and dense tannins. Earth, eucalyptus and floral notes add depth to this balanced yet muscular version. Possesses the weight and structure of a Barolo. Decant." Wine Spectator

      "Lovely notes of red rose and some herbal tones appear on the nose of the 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore, coupled with balsam, spice and rosemary. It's voluminous in the mouth, and while the Le Vigne Barolo tends to be the most floral and delicately ethereal of Sandrone's release, this bouquet is distinctive in its own way. It would be a nice pair with a mushroom risotto." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is bright, fruity and absolutely delicious. The warm vintage seems to have given the Valmaggiore an extra kick of mid-palate sweetness, which is not a bad thing for a wine that can at times be a bit lean. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes are nicely pushed forward. The 2017 will benefit from a few years in bottle, which will allow the aromatics to develop, but it is impeccable in its balance and super-classy, even in the early going." Vinous

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 53 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05173417 · 0,75 l · 33,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,25 €
    • "Valmaggiore" Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2018

      “Valmaggiore” Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2018

      This Nebbiolo comes from one of the best sites in Roero and is vinified by Luciano Sandrone with the same care as a Barolo. Radiant ruby garnet. Wonderful scent of light red fruit, mainly raspberry and cherry. On the palate it is earthy with a beautiful strawberry touch and incredibly elegant. The fine-grained tannin is wonderfully integrated and together with a subtle minerality gives this Nebbiolo a breed and finesse that is second to none. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A delicious, juicy red with strawberries, light chocolate and bark. It’s medium-bodied with lovely fruit and a flavorful finish. Serious nebbiolo. It can age, too." James Suckling

      "The Luciano Sandrone 2018 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore shows a very fruity, fresh and accessible side of the Nebbiolo grape. This wine is open-knit and inviting with a steady succession of aromas that range from red cherry and plum to rosemary sprig and crushed mineral. On some level, you could call it Barolo Lite, although that does not do justice to the Valmaggiore vineyard in Roero that outperforms year after year. The wine is Barolo-adjacent for sure, but it offers its own bright and distinct personality. It's an exciting, new generation of Nebbiolo." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:94+ points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05173418 · 0,75 l · 34,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,22 €
    • Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Barbera d’Alba DOC 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Sandrones Barbera d'Alba smells of ripe red berries, dark cherries and a hint of coffee and chocolate. On the palate with a full-bodied soft texture, captivating refinement and pure harmony. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mid-deep ruby-purple. Cocoa and fresh black cherry, with subtle dried tobacco and spice. Bright, juicy acidity, black-cherry fruit intensity and quite firmly extracted, chalky tannins. Some warmth on the finish, but this is attractively fruity and well handled." Jancis Robinson

      "Succulent and delicious with lots of dark-chocolate and blackberry aromas and flavors. Medium body. Soft texture." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a child of a hot vintage, and there's no missing its correspondingly sweet and dark fruit flavors. This vintage actually makes for an especially vibrant expression of Barbera, with solid notes of prune and spice. The fruit comes from parcels between Monforte d'Alba and Novello, from higher elevations where there is more wind and coolness. There is a pretty sweetness here and a nice balance and freshness considering the heat. You might pair this one with a beef-and-beet borscht topped with sour cream and dill." Robert Parker

      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,73 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05173217 · 1,5 l · 31,13 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      46,69 €
    • Barbera d'Alba DOC 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Barbera d’Alba DOC 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Sandrone's Barbera d'Alba smells of ripe red berries, dark cherries and a hint of coffee and chocolate. On the palate it has a full-bodied, soft texture, captivating finesse and pure harmony. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The Luciano Sandrone 2018 Barbera d'Alba is a wine of remarkable smoothness and integration. There are absolutely no sharp edges here, as this Barbera is polished and buffed over twice for good measure. It is packed tight with luscious dark fruit and blackberry preserves. That dark core is framed by light touches of Indian spice, campfire ash and truffle. There is a note of cherry sweetness on the close, but it is beautifully softened by all that rich intensity. If you are a fan of the Barbera grape, let me draw your attention to this tremendous value." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,73 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05173218 · 1,5 l · 32,43 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      48,64 €
    • "Valmaggiore" Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2014 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Valmaggiore” Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2014 · MAGNUM in OWC

      The grapes for Nebbiolo Valmaggiore come from the depths of the Roero, offering an elegant interplay between the strawberry and currant fragrance and a swelling tannin. Fine fruit and mint aromas in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliantly bright, mature color with a delicate brick red. Delicate, red-berry fruit on the nose, elegantly and finely arranged, with a pinot-like presence, good depth and seductive, sweet top note, floral and multi-layered. Wide open attack in the mouth with fine-grained ripe tannins and an inviting play of delicate acidity and gently sublime fruit. The profoundly resonant sweetness is paired with the still perceptibly gripping tannins to create a long, Chambolle-like Nebbiolo on the finish. Weinwisser

      "Luciano Sandrone's 2014 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is a very pretty, nuanced wine. Bright floral notes and red-toned fruit give the 2014 striking freshness as well as nuance. The 2014 is a bit slender, as most wines are in this year, and yet it has terrific energy and tons of class. I would give it a few years in bottle. The Sandrone Valmaggiore has a brilliant track record of aging; I suspect that will be the case here as well." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91+ points
      • Weinwisser:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 53 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05173114 · 1,5 l · 38,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      58,39 €
    • "Valmaggiore" Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Valmaggiore” Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      This Nebbiolo comes from one of the best sites in Roero and is vinified by Luciano Sandrone with the same care as a Barolo. Wonderful scent of light red fruit, mainly raspberry and cherry. On the palate it is earthy with a beautiful strawberry touch and incredibly elegant. The fine-grained tannin is wonderfully integrated and together with a subtle minerality gives this Nebbiolo a race and finesse that is second to none. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense, sparkling ruby garnet. Delicate, drawn, fragrant nose, notes of sour cherry and raspberry. In the beginning a lot of juicy cherry fruit, some pomegranate, then opens up with fine-meshed, dense tannin, hearty and long, salty final." Falstaff

      "Attractive strawberry and orange-peel character. Medium body. Light tannins and a fresh finish." James Suckling

      "Features rich, bright cherry fruit and dense tannins. Earth, eucalyptus and floral notes add depth to this balanced yet muscular version. Possesses the weight and structure of a Barolo. Decant." Wine Spectator

      "Lovely notes of red rose and some herbal tones appear on the nose of the 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore, coupled with balsam, spice and rosemary. It's voluminous in the mouth, and while the Le Vigne Barolo tends to be the most floral and delicately ethereal of Sandrone's release, this bouquet is distinctive in its own way. It would be a nice pair with a mushroom risotto." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is bright, fruity and absolutely delicious. The warm vintage seems to have given the Valmaggiore an extra kick of mid-palate sweetness, which is not a bad thing for a wine that can at times be a bit lean. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes are nicely pushed forward. The 2017 will benefit from a few years in bottle, which will allow the aromatics to develop, but it is impeccable in its balance and super-classy, even in the early going." Vinous

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 53 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05173117 · 1,5 l · 42,17 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      63,26 €
    • "Valmaggiore" Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Valmaggiore” Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      This Nebbiolo comes from one of the best sites in Roero and is vinified by Luciano Sandrone with the same care as a Barolo. Radiant ruby garnet. Wonderful scent of light red fruit, mainly raspberry and cherry. On the palate it is earthy with a beautiful strawberry touch and incredibly elegant. The fine-grained tannin is wonderfully integrated and together with a subtle minerality gives this Nebbiolo a breed and finesse that is second to none. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A delicious, juicy red with strawberries, light chocolate and bark. It’s medium-bodied with lovely fruit and a flavorful finish. Serious nebbiolo. It can age, too." James Suckling

      "The Luciano Sandrone 2018 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore shows a very fruity, fresh and accessible side of the Nebbiolo grape. This wine is open-knit and inviting with a steady succession of aromas that range from red cherry and plum to rosemary sprig and crushed mineral. On some level, you could call it Barolo Lite, although that does not do justice to the Valmaggiore vineyard in Roero that outperforms year after year. The wine is Barolo-adjacent for sure, but it offers its own bright and distinct personality. It's an exciting, new generation of Nebbiolo." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:94+ points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05173118 · 1,5 l · 44,13 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      66,19 €
    • Barolo "Le Vigne" DOCG 2012

      Barolo “Le Vigne” DOCG 2012

      Le Vigne is a splendid Barolo of Sandrone. The bouquet opens wide with aromas of fresh red fruits and a delicate spicy note. On the palate very intense, remarkably elegant, fine-grained tannins, extremely clear, structured and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, intense ruby with a garnet edge. Clear and intense nose, after ripe cherries, fine blackberry, some orange compote. Velvety and round in the base and course, builds up in many layers, much fine-meshed tannin, very polished, long reverberation, a great pleasure! Falstaff

      "Delicate, mature color, little orange rim. Delicate and delicate also in the fragrance, with seductive sweetness and fine wood nuances as well as graphite; deep herb spice with fine, ripe fruit. Very broad in the mouth, multi-layered and balanced, very melty in the base, with noble tannins. On the other hand, it is Burgundian and delicate, with a fine-grained tannin structure, long and red berry clear in the aftertaste." Weinwisser

      "Purity of fruit and balance here is very impressive. Firm and very silky tannins with a long, long finish that gives the wine amazing depth and intensity. Love the spicy and dense fruit character at the end of the palate." James Suckling

      "A hint of oak lends this a spicy component, along with cherry, licorice and tar flavors. Racy and bright, with fine intensity and a long, tightly wound finish that seems to go on forever. Shows beautiful purity and class." Wine Spectator

      "The Luciano Sandrone 2012 Barolo le Vigne shows the trademark ripeness that I so often identify in this historic product. The bouquet is round and plush with thick layers of dark cherry marmalade, blackberry preserves and dark currant. Beyond those apparent fruit aromas, Le Vigne offers dark spice and licorice with a beautiful menthol signature on the finish. The wine's natural structure is padded by soft tannins and lush fruit consistency." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :96 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Weinwisser:18 points
      • Falstaff:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,27 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 61 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05172412 · 0,75 l · 99,95 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      74,96 €
    • Barolo "Le Vigne" DOCG 2014

      Barolo “Le Vigne” DOCG 2014

      The bouquet opens wide with aromas of fresh red fruits and a delicate spicy note. On the palate very intense, remarkably elegant, fine-grained tannins, extremely clear, structured and long. Magnificent! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant, intense ruby garnet. Complex and dense nose, with truffle, some liquorice, then a lot of plum and blackberry. Juicy at the base, well worked out fruit, dense tannin, but dries a little in the back, can tolerate further storage." Falstaff

      "Fragrant, exuding floral, cherry, raspberry and spice notes, with fruit and spice flavors to match. Elements of tar and underbrush sneak in as the muscular structure asserts itself on the long finish. Elegant overall." Wine Specator

      "Luciano Sandrone and his daughter Barbara tell me that the 2014 harvest needs explaining. Many are quick to dismiss it given the difficulties of the growing season that saw abundant rain, hail and bombe d'acqua, or "water bombs," which are a dangerous phenomenon with intense rainfall in a very small radius. But hard work does pay off. The Sandrone family employed 38 people for farming, when the average harvest requires only 22 pairs of vineyard hands. Great care was required to keep the leaves and the clusters healthy. The 2014 Barolo le Vigne is bright and fruit-forward. It is perhaps more accessible in the near term compared to past editions. It delivers dark fruit nuances over a mid-weight and compact mouthfeel." Robert Parker

      "Red berry, dried rose petal, exotic spice, menthol and a whiff of underbrush take shape in the glass. On the youthfully tense but focused palate, taut refined tannins and vibrant acidity frame raspberry, strawberry, star anise and a hint of espresso. It's already delicious but this shows wonderful aging potential, so hold for even more complexity." Wine Enthusiast

      "Beautiful aromas of licorice, tar and black cherries following through to a full body. A powerful palate with dense fruit. Chewy and intense. Needs two or three years to soften. A triumph for the vintage." James Suckling

      "The 2014 Barolo Le Vigne once again shows the wisdom of blending fruit from different sites. If there is a vintage where blending has the potential to be the difference-maker, 2014 is it. So it is hardly surprising to find the 2014 Le Vigne in such great shape. The red cherry jam, mint, cedar and floral notes are all finely sketched. Medium in body and classy, the 2014 is beautifully textured and inviting from start to finish. All the elements are simply in the right place. Vineyard sources are Merli, Vignane, Villero and Baudana." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,27 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 61 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05172414 · 0,75 l · 102,55 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      76,91 €
    • Barolo "Aleste" DOCG 2014

      Barolo “Aleste” DOCG 2014

      "This is our flagship wine, a Barolo recognized the world over, which we have always nourished and cared for with greatest respect. Nothing wants change. This is why I will dedicate this special wine to my grandchildren Alessia and Stefano. From now on, it will carry their names." Luciano Sandrone on his intention to rename his world-famous Barolo Cannubi Boschis "Aleste" in 2013.

      This Barolo is in every respect a masterpiece of Luciano Sandrone. Not only historical product but also only Cru of the house from the famous area Cannubi in Barolo. Rich ruby, balsamic bouquet, ripe and sweet. On the palate with great smoothness, much fruit, denser tannins, very persistent finale with Burgundian elegance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with a garnet shimmer. Fine and fragrant nose with notes of ripe, dark cherries and plums, in the background cloves and cinnamon. Fine-meshed, polished tannin on the palate, spreading very clear and straight, juicy, long aftertaste, with hints of cranberries." Falstaff

      "Aleste used to be known as Cannubi Boschis, its vineyard of origin, but has been renamed in honour of Luciano Sandrone's grandchildren Alessia and Stefano. The nose is a model of refinement and purity, with ripe and intense red fruits. Although medium-bodied, it's threaded with fine tannins and good acidity. This spicy, lively and long tonneaux-aged wine is no blockbuster, but should age well." Decanter

      "A firm and silky red with plum and berry character. Hints of spices and dark chocolate, too. Medium to full body. Powerful and structured. Needs three or four years to soften." James Suckling

      "This is the second year Aleste is produced instead of Cannubi Boschis, however the grapes are exactly the same. The 2014 Barolo Aleste is named after Luciano Sandrone's grandchildren Alessia and Stefano. The 2014 is still wound up and will require extra time to find its footing. The Sandrone family lost 25% of their fruit production in this challenging harvest. The wine offers fragrant notes of wild cherry and cassis with smoke, crushed stone and candied orange peel. The tannins are firm and textured. It is the palate (more than the nose) that requires more time to soften." Robert Parker

      "The 2014 Barolo Aleste is a wine of exquisite finesse and grace. Soft, understated and classy, it is a terrific example of the vintage at its best. Bright red cherry and red plum fruit give the wine its vibrant feel. In 2014, the Aleste is decidedly medium-bodied and restrained, especially compared to recent past vintages. Readers should keep in mind that Aleste is the new name for the Cannubi Boschis Barolo." Antonio Galloni

      "The cherry and strawberry aromas are tinged by hay and tobacco notes. On the palate, the core of fruit is joined by a chorus of herb, tobacco and underbrush flavors. Aggressively tannic now, but well-proportioned and long." Wine Specator

      "Dried rose, blue flower, aromatic herb, wild berry and a whiff of pipe tobacco are just some of the aromas you'll find on this stunning red. It's elegant and structured, delivering raspberry compote, crushed strawberry, cinnamon and star anise framed in bright acidity and firm fine-grained tannins. It has fantastic tension and energy, and promises to age well for years." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Falstaff:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05172314 · 0,75 l · 116,84 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      87,63 €
    • Barolo "Aleste" DOCG 2015

      Barolo “Aleste” DOCG 2015

      "This is our flagship wine, a Barolo recognized the world over, which we have always nourished and cared for with greatest respect. Nothing will change. This is why I will dedicate this special wine to my grandchildren Alessia and Stefano. From now on, it will carry their names." Luciano Sandrone on his intention to rename his world-famous Barolo Cannubi Boschis "Aleste" with the 2013 vintage.

      This Barolo is in every respect a masterpiece of Luciano Sandrone. Not only historical product but also the only cru of the house from the famous Cannubi area in Barolo. Rich ruby, balsamic bouquet, ripe and sweet. On the palate with great smoothness, lots of fruit, denser tannins, very persistent final with Burgundy elegance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lightening Ruby Garnet. Very finely drawn, stimulating nose with notes of strawberry and raspberry, spicy forest honey in the background. On the palate it builds up nicely, in the front area present fruit, then unfolds with full-bodied, rich tannin. Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Deep ruby. Concentrated and a little opulent with lots of ripe fruit on the nose. Lots of tangy fruit on the palate striking a near-perfect balance with the long, grainy tannins. Embryonic and arresting." Jancis Robinson

      "Aromas of dried flowers and sweet berries follow through to a full body, very firm and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish." James Suckling

      "Rose and juniper aromas lead off, settling this red into pure flavors of floral, cherry, strawberry, sun-warmed hay, licorice and mineral. Linear and firm, yet classy and elegant, this tightens up on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "There is more purple and black fruit in the 2015 Barolo Aleste compared to past vintages from Luciano Sandrone and also fewer of those floral accents that characterize the Cannubi Boschis where this fruit comes from. All the same, the bouquet comes off equally as intense and as generous as ever, if not more so. This wine also seems ready from an aromatic point of view, even if it needs some extra time to reverberate in the mouth. It is compact and firm, with good, meaty fruit, and it's refreshingly expansive in scope." Robert Parker

      "Sandrone's 2015 Barolo Aleste is a total stunner. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, lavender and spice are all beautifully framed by ripe, silky tannins. Creamy, resonant and super-expressive, the 2015 Aleste hits all the right notes. Next to Le Vigne, Aleste is more typical of what readers might expect from a warm year. It is a gorgeous Barolo from the Sandrone family." Vinous

      "Woodland berry, iris, menthol and star anise aromas slowly take shape on this elegantly structured, savory red. Enveloping and delicious, the focused palate delivers raspberry compote, dried black cherry, licorice and cinnamon alongside polished, fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends tension and keeps it balanced." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:18 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakers
    Luciano Sandrone
    Piedmont
    Luciano Sandrone

    They are undisputedly among the best in the entire Barolo area: the wines of Luciano Sandrone. The winemaker, considered a dynamic innovator, learned the art of wine making as an oenologist at Marchesi di Barolo. In 1970 he bought his first vineyard. Seven years later Sandrone bought the first part of the Cannubi Hill and began to press grape juices from his own grapes. The winemaker could be described as a modernist among the traditionalists, as he opted for shorter maceration and ripening times, but also partly for new barrels.

    Luciano Sandrone - supported by his daughter Barbara and his brother and vineyard manager Luca - succeeds in giving the Barolo site wines a strength and character that go beyond purely oenological aspects. The style is very personal and highly recognizable. Power and elegance enter a harmonious symbiosis, the typical taste is recognizable very early. Nevertheless, the noble drops from Sandrone are very deep and long-lasting. The work in the vineyard is done biologically and organically. The family has not had the type of farming certified because they do not want to be suspected of only wanting to swim on the bio wave. All vineyard hills or parcels are first vinified individually and only later possibly blended.

    Built in 1998, the new company headquarters at the foot of the Cannubi hill is characterised by its practicality, environmental friendliness and meticulous attention to detail. Shortly before the turn of the millennium, Sandrone also began to stock older vintages with the three wines Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore, Barolo Le Vigne and Barolo Cannubi Boschis. These plants come under the name of "sibi et paucis" strictly limited in the sale. They bear a stamp which documents that the wines have been stored under optimal conditions for at least ten years. Both the Cannubi Boschis and the Le Vigne ripen two years after a ten-day service life in 500-litre tons. Barbera and Dolcetto are matured in the same way. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The winery of Luciano Sandrone ... is indisputably one of the world's best known and most respected brands of quality wine. Starting with the famous Barolo Cannubi Boschis in 1989 and 1990, the house's history of fame did not stand still."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1978
    • Owner: Family Sandrone
    • Oenologist: Luciano Sandrone
    • Annual production: approx. 95,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 27 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation