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2017 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste

Barolo, Italy

Outstanding and rare Barolo from legendary Luciano Sandrone, just entering the drinking zone.

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$300.00

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Full-bodied, yet tight and very polished with a long, persistent finish.

96 Points - James Suckling

About The Wine

Aleste is Luciano Sandrone’s famous single Cru Barolo that was previously know simply as Cannubi Boschis a particular subzone near the northern end of the Cannubi hill. Reflecting Luciano's emphasis on family the label change a few years ago was to honour his grandchildren, whose initials make up the name Aleste.

This is Sandrone's home turf, with almost 2 hectares of vines to play with, and their winery just round the corner. It produces a Barolo of power and density, but with a gliding elegance that even makes such an intense wine approachable on release.

About Luciano Sandrone

Luciano Sandrone is the founding father of this famous Barolo producer and he is still powers on, even though he is now into his 80s. The domaine, started effectively in his garage in 1970s, remains all in the family.

They are based in the commune and town of Barolo itself, in the shadow of the famous hillside vineyard Cannubi Boschis, source of their most renowned wines.

They now boast 27 hectares of vines in Barolo, Langhe and Roero. Organic viticulture is key, as is elongated skin contact for Nebbiolo and natural yeast fermentation.

As well as historically brilliant Barolo, they also produce extremely high-quality Dolcetto and Barbera which may change the way you perceive those varieties.

Luciano Sandrone vineyards
Luciano Sandrone vineyards
Barolo, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

Heart and continuity. ALESTE is the natural continuity of Luciano's first wine, the Barolo Cannubi Boschis. Giving all the experience, knowledge, patience and passion of his many harvests, Luciano pays tribute, with boldness and sensibility, to the next family generation: "ALESTE" is in fact the combination of the names of his grandchildren ALEssia and STEfano.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2051
Bottle Size : 750ml

The ageless Luciano Sandrone hard at work
The ageless Luciano Sandrone hard at work
Barolo, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
JamesSuckling.com

"The purity and brightness of nebbiolo is so impressive here. Strawberries and blue fruit abound. Full-bodied, yet tight and very polished with a long, persistent finish. Very transparent and appealing. Drink in 2025 and onwards." - JamesSuckling.com

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