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Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2015

Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2015
$52.99

SKU 8022534315759

750ml

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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 cultivated. Just 15 miles away from Barolo, in the Roero region, Nebbiolo produces a lighter structure and ripe, smooth tannins that are not unlike those of Pinot Noir. The wine drinks well from about age 6 to 12 but will easily last longer in the best vintages. This is not a "baby Barolo" or a second wine at all - it is a distinct interpretation of a completely different geographic winemaking zone. The wine shows delicious floral elements and red fruits, wrapped around a medium-weight structure with a long, delicious finish and modulated, ripe tannins.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Nebbiolo d'Alba
Brand Luciano Sandrone
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine SpectatorA cherry- and berry-flavored red, showing fine tension and structure. Made in a firm, sinewy style, with accents of earth, licorice and mineral. Finishes with a chalky sensation. Drink now through 2024. 220 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, 2018