Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba, 2015

Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba, 2015

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Luciano Sandrone is one of the iconic producers in Barolo, and his is both a well known and extraordinary story. He started to learn viticulture at the age of 14 or 15, and after years of work as a cellarman he depleted his life savings and purchased his first vineyard on the Cannubi hill in 1977, though he could only manage his land on the weekends while he continued to work. 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. Along with the extremely low yields in the vineyard and an obsessive attention to training, pruning and harvesting, Sandrone has a very rational approach in the cellar. This approach, however, is also unique and outside of simple classification: Sandrone subjects his wines to medium-length maceration period, shorter than traditional, but makes limited use of new oak in the maturation process, which takes place in 500 liter tonneaux, all signs of a more traditional approach in the cellar. Dark ruby red. The nose offers a floral and fruit bouquet of red plums, hibiscus and frutti di bosco, with mineral notes. In the mouth, raspberries and plums dominate the well-structured ripe tannins and acid. Pepper and anise notes in the mid- palate, and the freshness and fruit balance the tannins to the end.

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