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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba 2009
Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba 2009
(search item no. 108528)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 89 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the simplest wine of our tradition. As with Barolo Le Vigne, its strength lies in the availability of greatly differing winegrowing conditions, which enable us to guarantee a constant level of very high quality over the years. It is by playing around with the blends that we obtain a wine which expresses a sensation of sweetness, conveyed by the smoothness, balance, low acidity and quite restrained alcohol content.
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About Luciano Sandrone:

The story of Luciano Sandrone can be told in just a few words. 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 grapes can be used to create a wine which lives up to the well-deserved fame that Sandrone enjoys all over the world. The new premises, built in 1998 at the feet of Cannubi hill, in the heart of the Barolo district, are characterised by attention to detail and rationality. The vinification process, while respecting tradition, reflects the desire for innovation that has always distinguished Luciano's work.