Sandrone Luciano Az. Agr.
Via Pugnane, 4 -12060 Barolo (Cn)
Tel. 0173/560023 - Fax: 0173/560907
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Web site: www.sandroneluciano.com

Year founded: 1978
Owner: Luciano, Luca, Barbara

INFORMATION

Total vineyard area: 27
Hectares planted to nebbiolo for Barolo: 9.6
Vineyards : Cannubi Boschis, Vignane, Baudana, Villero, Merli
Age of Vineyards: 27-30
Winery visits possible: NO
Retail sales at winery: NO

Winery location:
At the foot of Cannubi hill, ascending to Barolo on the old road from Alba.

 

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Wines produced: Barolo Cannubi Boschis, Barolo Le Vigne, Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba
Barolos produced and quantity: 27.000 bt.
First year Barolo production: 1978
Quite some time has passed, from that moment in 1981, when, feeling the unease marking any debut, Luciano Sandrone, with years behind him as an employee, specifically as cellarman in a famous winery in Barolo, and after striking out on his own and purchasing his first vineyard, on Cannubi hill, participated for the first time at Vinitaly, with 1,500 bottles of Barolo finally to his credit. More than 30 years have now passed since then, and now his winery is universally known and well respected, with Sandrone now assisted by his brother Luca, in training as an oenologist, who supervises, with consulting winemaker Mario Ronco, all the winemaking procedures of the 5 wines produced, Barolo CAnnubi Boschis, Barolo Le Vigne, Valamggiore Nebbiolo d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Dolcetto d’Alba, and with the winery now disposing of 27 hectares of vineyards, ranging in age from 27 to 30 years, of which 9.6 ha are planted to nebbiolo for Barolo. It’s a name that bears prestige now, with his average annual production of 100,000 bottles distributed throughout the world.
Credit certainly does go to the vineyards, for it is they that constitute a formidable guarantee, when the list reads Vignane, Villero, Baudana, Merli and in particular Cannubi Boschis--cited long ago by Fantini in his celebrated treatise, Monografia sulla viticoltura ed enologia della provincia di Cuneo, as an especially exceptional plot--, whose 2 hectares of vines, right from its first release, the 1985 vintage, produced a wine saluted as the hallmark of a new style of Barolo.
Comfortably housed in their new, spacious cellars built in 1998 at the foot of Cannubi hill, which lacks nothing in the way of equipment, Luciano and Luca Sandrone are practitioners of a style that could be called modern traditional and traditionally modern, prescribing for Barolo medium-long vinifications and maturations in French oak tonneaux, which they apply to Barbera and Nebbiolo as well, and they thus remain proponents of a Barolo style that successfully combines powerful structure and density of fruit with a delicious approachability that can be appreciated when young, and yet when aged develops a wealth of complex nuances.
These are the characteristics encountered not only in the Barolo Cannubi Boschis, from grapes grown in the Cannubi subzone in Barolo, but also in the Barolo Le Vigne, a cuvée crafted from various nebbiolo vineyards, each one contributing qualities that go to create an overall balance and harmony. It is a recognisable hallmark that constitutes the “Sandrone style,” appreciated throughout the world.
The most recent, and eloquent, testimony were the ratings of 97 and 95/100 given by the Wine Spectator to the 2000 vintage of, respectively, Cannubi Boschis and Barolo Le Vigne and 100/100 by Galloni to Barolo Le Vigne 2010.