Barolo, Le Vigne, 2008


A blend of 4 cru vineyards, aged for 2 years in 25 percent new oak tonneau. Juicy, lovely sweet small berry fruits with great minerals and freshness, hints of liquorice spice, bright, intense and very stylish.

Contains Sulphites.

About Sandrone

Sandrone are one of the modern day icons of Barolo. Since moving to their new winery just outside the town of Barolo 13 years ago they have not looked back. Showered with praise for their intense, suave-textured wines, Sandrone exploit 25ha in Barolo. Their cellar tastings and final selections are as rigorous as their vineyard work, a maximum of 75% of the crop makes it into Sandrone – bottled wines, the rest is sold off in bulk. After fermentation the Baroli are aged for 24 months in 500 litre oak barrels, 25% of which are new. The inaugural vintage in the new winery was the excellent 1999.

Appellation: Barolo

Barolo is the greatest, most intense and expressive display of the Northern Italian grape variety Nebbiolo. The name is given to bottles from the Piedmont area, made exclusively from Nebbiolo, and coming from the five core towns of Barolo, La Morra, Serralunga d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d'Alba, along with certain other peripherary villages. The wines offer power, aromatics and longevity that is almost unmatched elsewhere in Italy, perhaps the world. Top, forward thinking producers have pushed huge changes in the winemaking culture of the area, and as a result finer, purer Barolo is being produced than ever before.

Grape Type: Nebbiolo

Arguably Italy's greatest red grape variety, responsible in North-West Italy’s Piedmont region for the great reds of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. At its best it produces wines of an aromatic complexity and subtlety similar to that of great Burgundy, a region from where many pioneering producers such as Elio Altare drew their inspiration. The aromas and flavours are very different in profile to Pinot Noir however, usually characterised by roses, tar and truffle. Naturally tannic and acidic, Nebbiolo wines are excellent for long term ageing.