Since the first beginning of his story, Luciano Sandrone has always had a clear philosophy of quality in mind, which has always been fully shared with his wife Mariuccia, his brother Luca and his daughter Barbara. Year after year this philosophy has been refined. Please click on the images to learn more.
An iconic wine. From the very first bottling in 1985, Luciano always believed in the unique and distinctive potential of the Cannubi hill, and that he wanted to express this potential by way of a separate vinification. This bottling pays homage to the richness and elegance of the favored Cannubi site in the heart of the Barolo. The optimal soil and climate conditions, harvest after harvest, have brought forth a wine that has drawn international attention since its first release.
Summer 2000 was mild and followed a regular, balanced progression, with temperatures very slightly higher than average.
A particularly dry September caused the grapes to ripen a little earlier than usual.
Each lot was vinified separately. After destemming and light crushing, must is "sealed" with CO2 for gentle warm maceration of approximately a day. Alcoholic fermentation begins about 24-36 hours later from native wild yeasts only.
Maceration: Gentle maceration in upright open-top steel tanks for the first 7-9 days of the alcoholic fermentation
Malo-lactic Fermentation: Immediately after alcoholic fermentation in French oak casks with a capacity of 500l.
Alcoholic Fermentation: 28-30 days.
Aging: 24 months in French oak tonneaux of 500l, followed by 18 months in bottle.
Blending: Autumn 2002
Bottling date: 29 November 2002
Drink from: 2005
Drink to: 2015
Double Magnums :60
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
Net extract: 32.4 g/l