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2016 Luciano Sandrone Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba

2016 Luciano Sandrone Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba

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Piedmont
2016
750ml
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$79.99
Cork
Piedmont
2016
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • In the Roero zone, in the town of Vezza d'Alba, on the left bank of the river Tanaro, the concave Valmaggiore hill is one of the best historic examples of origin and quality. Forming a natural, south-facing amphitheatre, the rows of vines in Sandrone's Valmaggiore block are tended by hand from bud burst to harvest.

    Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2016 is a noble wine, exemplified by its natural elegance and complex character. It has a ruby color that shows the first garnet reflections.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Nebbiolo 100%. Spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeasts. Maceration and fermentation in open steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation and ageing in French Oak tonneaux of 500 liters. Aged in bottle for 9 months before release. Vineyard in the village of Vezza d'Alba: Valmaggiore

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The aromas are full and complex. Fragrant notes recall iris and aromatic herbs, then wild strawberry, pomegranate and candied raspberry. This is followed by evolved, complex fruit structure with red fruit jam and dried apricot, followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and vanilla. The taste is dry, elegant, warm and persistent. The alcoholic structure and acidity harmonize successfully and show finesse in their character.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    MONICA LARNER - WINE ADVOCATE


    About ten producers make wine in the Valmaggiore cru in Roero (many of whom are reviewed here), and these wines get better each year I return to taste them. The 2016 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is particularly beautiful, thanks to ideal growing conditions during that year. The Sandrone family counts 3.5 hectares in this location. As an alternative to Barolo, this wine presents a soft and graceful side of Nebbiolo with delicate fruit nuances and distinct mineral etchings. Indeed, the wine is almost salty in taste. The sandy soils of Valmaggiore contribute to shaping the wine's lively ruby appearance and those tangy wild berry aromas.'