2012 Sandrone Nebbiolo Valmaggiore

Tasting Note: "Dark garnet-ruby color. A mix of small red fruits - raspberries, currants, cherries, rhubarb and pomegranate - with toffee and cola nut, beginning to show secondary characteristics. In the mouth, the varied fruits harmonize with the full, ripe tannins characteristic of the very classic 2008 vintage. The freshness of this wine is impeccable; it has lost all of its baby fat and evolved positively in the bottle. The finish is long and dry and ends with licorice, mineral and fruit." - Winery Vineyard: "Our Valmaggiore is the product of Luciano’s incredible passion for the Nebbiolo grape variety and the desire to show just how its expression can vary depending on the soil in which it is grown.The grapes used to make this wine are cultivated in one of the historic cru vineyards of the Roero district - Valmaggiore - situated in the municipality of Vezza d’Alba, and were first harvested by Luciano in 1994. The hill is characterized by an extreme slope and very sandy soil which, together with the plant density of 8000 vines per hectare and low yield, convey a particular, rich yet elegant and always fruity character." - Winery [+]