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2013 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Vite Talin #158058322


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Reviews 100 points Wine Advocate "The wine opens to an intense, dark color with extra pulp, power and structure in the mouth. The tannins are soft and rich. The wine is fermented in oak with maceration times that range from 20 to 25 days. It is then aged in tonneaux for two years before going into oval-shaped bottles for another two years before its commercial release. In total, it completes six years of aging at the winery. (ML)" 98 points Vinous "Sandrone's 2013 Barolo Vite Talin is just as fabulous from bottle as it was from cask. Rich, unctuous and deeply layered in the glass, the 2013 possesses tremendous density and voluptuousness. (AG)"

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About Luciano Sandrone

Luciano Sandrone, a celebrated producer in Barolo, skilfully blends modern and traditional styles in his wines, creating a unique profile that merges immediate elegance with lasting power and structure. His wine journey began with his first vineyard purchase on the Cannubi Hill in 1977, leading to his inaugural vintage in 1978. Over time, he honed a unique philosophy to create harmonious, distinctive, and age-worthy wines.

At the heart of Sandrone's winemaking approach lies the marriage of innovation and tradition. He has constructed a state-of-the-art winery at the foot of the Cannubi hillside, designed to respect Barolo's rich heritage while embracing advanced viticulture techniques. Sandrone dedicated his career to crafting superior Nebbiolo expressions from his vineyards in Barolo and the Roero, focusing on balance, concentration, and longevity.

Drawing inspiration from both the past and present, he employs a delicate touch in his winemaking. He favors medium-duration macerations, shorter than many age-old practices, and is judicious in his use of new oak during the aging phase. This harmonious blend of techniques produces wines that are evocative and defy easy categorization, embodying a timeless charm. Throughout the generations, from his brother Luca to his daughter Barbara, and now to his cherished grandchildren, the family ardently upholds this unique and evocative signature style.

The Barolo Le Vigne, a meticulous blend of Nebbiolo from four vineyards across the Barolo region, and Aleste, formerly known as Barolo Cannubi Boschis, are notable examples of Sandrone's commitment to expressing unique terroir characteristics. The Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is all handmade and created from Sandrone's Roero holdings, showcasing the potential of Nebbiolo outside of Barolo and further underlining Sandrone's relentless pursuit of this grape variety's potential. Aleste is the natural continuity of Luciano's first wine, the Barolo Cannubi Boschis. Luciano pays tribute to the next generation by combining the names of his grandchildren, Alessia and Stefano.

Through innovative viticulture and unique winemaking practices, Luciano Sandrone has crafted wines that stand among the best in Barolo, encapsulating the symbiosis of power and elegance. His legacy, carried forward by his family, continues to shape the winemaking narrative in the region.

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