Sandrone Barolo - 2004, 2009 and 2011

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. The latest release, 2009, hails their 10th anniversary in their new site and is a fitting year to mark the occasion.

Barbara Sandrone explains the similarities with the 2007 vintage: “the 2009 Barolos exhibit generous, forward fruit with exceptional perfume and aromatic complexity but show better freshness and minerality than the 2007. Like another undervalued but excellent vintage, we think the 2009s will be similar to the 1998s in development and ageability.”

The 2009s are impressive to taste already and if the beautiful 1998s are anything to go by, 2009 will age most gracefully!

Prices are shown in bond and the wines are currently abroad and will be shipped towards the end of 2013.