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2014 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste

2014 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste

'A firm and silky red with plum and berry character. Hints of spices and dark chocolate, too. Medium to full body. Powerful and structured.' 
93 Points - James Suckling

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  • ALESTE is the natural continuity of Luciano's first wine, the Barolo Cannubi Boschis. Giving all the experience, knowledge, patience and passion of his many harvests, Luciano pays tribute, with boldness and sensibility, to the next family generation: "ALESTE" is in fact the combination of the names of his grandchildren ALEssia and STEfano.

    Sandrone Aleste 2014 is a wine of an elegant personality, ageable and able to transform and transmit over the years of maturation the nobility of its character, origin and style.


    Barolo DOCG. 100% Nebbiolo. Spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeasts. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation in open steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation and ageing in French Oak tonneaux of 500 liters. Aged in bottle for 18 months before release.
    Vineyard in the village of Barolo: Cannubi Boschis


    In the glass, the color is beautiful and brilliant garnet red. The fragrance, rich and complex, begins with floral notes - iris, aromatic herbs and dried hay -, then raspberry and wild strawberry, finally the ethereal spice notes of cinnamon and green peppercorns as well as tobacco. The flavor is rich and decisive, enveloping and warm, with notes that recall the aromas of spices and jams, herbs and tobacco. It is a dense, structured and long-lived wine, yet one of elegant character: the acidity and tannin give balance to the wine and the finish is velvety.


    '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. Drink in 2021.'
    93 Points - 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.'
    93 Points - Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    'Barolo. Previously labelled as Cannubi Boschis and now renamed Aleste. Tasted blind. Unusual dark ruby for this vintage. Great concentration on the nose without being too exuberant. Ripe cherry shot through by acidity. Great length and tasty chewy tannins all the way through. Perhaps not super-complex, but hugely satisfying. Not ready yet.'

    17/20 Points - Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com