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  • Country ranking ?

    525
  • Producer ranking ?

    37
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Summer Beef and Plum Pizzettes

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The Story

Langa style. Between the Dolcetto vine and the Langa hills there is a pact that has lasted for centuries. Not only because the grape was born on these hills on the right bank of the Tanaro river. Above all, for the strong bond that has endured between this grape variety and its wine and the people who live in these areas. If it is common to look at the hills and track in their crests and slopes the well-defined rows of Dolcetto during the four seasons of the year, it is just as common to look at the wineglasses set on the tables in the houses of the region and find in them the colors and fragrant aromas of youthful Dolcetto d'Alba.

 

Immediate fragrance. Our eleven Dolcetto vineyard parcels are situated on the highest hills of Barolo: they have "white soils" of a high limestone content, with challenging slopes and altitudes often exceeding 350-400 meters above sea level. Year after year we work these vineyards with passion and finally harvest their perfectly ripened grapes in the middle of September. After separate vinifications of each parcel, we select the best lots to create an „assemblaggio" wine: assembled according to the Langa tradition. This bottle embodies quality and holds a young and fragrant wine that is equally enjoyable on the daily table and as at a party.

Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

  • 100% Dolcetto
  • Spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeasts
  • Maceration and fermentation in open steel tanks
  • Malolactic fermentation and ageing in steel tanks
  • 3 months of bottle aging
  • Vineyards in the villages of Monforte d'Alba: Cascina Pe Mol and Castelletto, and of Novello: Ravera and Rocche di San Nicola
  • Alcohol content: 13%
  • Recommended drinking time: 
    2017-2021

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Wine Information

The story of Luciano Sandrone can be told in a few words. Years of hard work as a cellar man, then all of sudden preceded the opportunity to buy a vineyard on Cannubi hill, in the heart of the Barolo wine zone. The first harvest in '78, the first satisfactions. Then more vineyards, more harvests and new acknowledgements. Right from day one, Luciano and his brother Luca have strived to achieve excellence. Today this achievement is acknowledged the world over and is confirmed with every vintage.

Balance is the keyword: in the cellar, between innovation and tradition; in the wines, between elegance and body; in the estate, between international distribution and a “human” dimension.

Excellence is created in the vineyard. It is in the vineyard that quality has birth. Every wine is the product of the expression of single characteristics of each parcel, with its soil, its microclimate, its yeasts and its character. This process is possible only when there is knowledge and respect for the individuality of each vineyard, constant care and dedicated attention, at all times.

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Origin

Piedmont, Piedmont

Vintage Quality

Above Average

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