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ALESTE Barolo 2014


Tasting notes
Sandrone Aleste 2014 is a wine of an elegant personality, ageable and able to transform and transmit over the years of maturation the nobility of its character, origin and style. In the glass, the color is beautiful and brilliant garnet red. The fragrance, rich and complex, begins with floral notes - iris, aromatic herbs and dried hay -, then raspberry and wild strawberry, finally the ethereal spice notes of cinnamon and green peppercorns as well as tobacco. The flavor is rich and decisive, enveloping and warm, with notes that recall the aromas of spices and jams, herbs and tobacco. It is a dense, structured and long-lived wine, yet one of elegant character: the acidity and tannin give balance to the wine and the finish is velvety.


Ratings for the vintage 2014
James Sucklin 93 points
Vinous 93 points
Wine Enthusiast 95 points
Wine Spectator 94 points 
Wine&Spirits 94 points 
Falstaff 96 Punkte
Doctor Wine 4 viti
AIS 4 viti 
The Wine Advocate 93 points
Decanter 93 points
Kerin O'Keefe 95 points


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Evolution of the vintage 2014
The 2014 vintage, despite being one of the most complex to manage in recent years, gave way to very pleasant surprises as a result of favorable end of season conditions, which gave us high quality in the vinified grapes.


The spring, following a mild winter, came rather gently but prematurely. The amount of rainfall in the summer was above average, with real "water bombs" on a few occasions, although these were quite contained yet intense. Particularly significant were the rains of the 23rd and the 29th of July, which however had profoundly different outcomes: in some areas 63 mm of rain were recorded in a single day, while just 15 km away only 13 mm. The month of September was undoubtedly positive from a climatic point of view, with a good diurnal temperature shifts, significantly contributing to grape quality and phenolic maturation. Nebbiolo is the varietal that responded best to the beautiful climatic conditions at the end of the maturation period. Where the operations of thinning and cleaning of the bunches were carried out correctly during the complete vegetative cycle, excellent results were achieved.


Harvesting operations began on October 10 and lasted until October 18.





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