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  • Country ranking ?

    304
  • Producer ranking ?

    32
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

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.

 

Sandrone's Barolo Cannubi Boschis is grown in a specific sub-section of the Cannubi hill.  Cannubi extends north from the village of Barolo and has been planted to Nebbiolo on its south and east exposures for at least a century. It runs approximately southwest-northeast and is entirely inside the commune of Barolo, from which it displays the characteristics of wines from this village: profound aromatic complexity and comparatively softer tannins in relation to vines grown in Monforte or Serralunga. The “Boschis” subzone of the Cannubi (also known, historically, as Monghisolfo) is near the northern end of the hill, and is located directly across the little valley from the Sandrone winery building.  The Cannubi Boschis subzone has a particularly good exposure to the south and southeast in a small bowl or “conca” that helps hold the warmth in the early morning. Its soils are sea deposits of calcareous clay, not very deep, with good drainage.

Each lot of the vineyard is vinified separately, and after destemming and light crushing, the must is covered with CO2 for a gentle warm maceration of approximately a day.  Alcoholic fermentation begins about 24-36 hours later from native yeasts.  A gentle maceration takes place in upright open-top steel tanks for the first 9-10 days of alcoholic fermentation.  Immediately after alcoholic fermentation, which takes 28-30 days, malolactic fermentation takes place in 500 liter French oak casks.  The wine is aged in these casks for 24 months, followed by 18 months bottle aging.  Around 800 cases are produced in a typical vintage.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Ruby red

ending

Long, Round and Flavorful

flavors

Blackberry, Toasty, Smoky and Spice

nose

Youthful, Complex, Ripe and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Complex, Youthful, Full-bodied, Rich and Silky tannins

Verdict

Full-bodied and Impressive

Written Notes

"Quite ripe and mature. Plums, jam, chocolate, so e earth, forest floor. Not as good as I had hoped but a nice drink regardless."
  • 90p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red and deep. On the nose it is open, intense, youthful, complex, refined, ripe and round. The taste is rich, with silky tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied, with perfectly balanced, complex, good texture, concentrated structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has toasty, spice, blackberry and smoky flavours. The finish is long, round, flavorful and spicy. This wine is a mouthfilling and impressive. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 93p
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Origin

Piedmont, Piedmont

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