Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 1993
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Barolo Le Vigne is often a dark and impenetrable wine in its youth, where the tannins and structure from the Monforte vineyard sites make the wine less approachable. With proper cellaring, this wine reveals more classic Barolo aspects of black cherries, tar, violets and roses. This wine can outlive the Cannubi Boschis bottling in great years: Le Vigne shows more tannins than its brother and possesses amazing freshness and length.
"Sandrone has been performing at a superstar level since the 1982 vintage, but in 1993 he has significantly more competition from - his best friends. Nevertheless, his 1993s are near the top of the qualitative pyramid for the 1993 vintage. More precocious and exotic than the Barolo Cannubi, Sandrone's 1993 Barolo Le Vigne is a blend of five separate parcels. It boasts a dark ruby color, a Pomerol-like sweet, chocolatey, coffee, and jammy black-cherry-scented nose, medium to full body, a lush, soft texture, and a heady, rich finish."
The Wine Advocate
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Years of hard work as a cellarman, the purchase of his first vineyard on Cannubi hill, the first acknowledgements and then excellence.
The first harvest took place in 1978: since then the attention of Luciano and his brother Luca has been devoted entirely to the vineyards, fully aware that only perfectly selected...
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