- Barolo DOCG
- 100% Nebbiolo
- Spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeast
- Maceration and fermentation in open steel tanks
- Malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak tonneaux of 500 liters
- The 2006 Le Vigne "sibi et paucis" was aged a further 6 years after the original release date of September 2010 in the perfect conditions of Luciano's personal winery cellar.
- First vintage: 1990
- Vineyards in the villages of:
Monforte d'Alba: Ceretta and Conterni
- Alcohol: 14,%
- Recommended drinking time: 2020 - 2040
LE VIGNE Barolo 2006
Our Barolo Le Vigne 2006 was officially released in September of 2010, at which time this infant of a wine was already swinging its crib with tenacity - so typical of a young Barolo wine - already climbing, already collecting recognition and appreciative reviews from experienced palates.
Today, time has brought this wine such poise that we can only be proud. The last six years of bottle age in our cellar specifically dedicated to the "sibi&paucis" project has helped make this wine appreciated, better understood and highly sought-after.
The 2006 vintage gave us wines of structure and soul, and this wine continues to blossom and flourish, expressing some of the characters that manifest themselves in the aromatic complexity, such as red flowers and small black berries that simultaneously emerge from the glass, supported by harmonious tannins and fresh acidity on the palate, which indicates the potential for long aging.
Currently our Le Vigne is slightly ahead in its evolution in relation to its relative the Barolo Cannubi Boschis, showing all the class of a vintage of greatest quality. It is an exemplary wine.
Ratings for the vintage 2006
Wine Advocate 96 points
Stephen Tanzer 92 points
James Suckling 93 points
Vinous 97 points
Wine Spectator 92 points
Falstaff 98 Punkte
Gambero Rosso 2 bicchieri
I Vini di Veronelli 3 stelle
Wine Enthusiast 93 points
Evolution of the vintage 2006
The alternation of hot and cold periods characterised 2006, during the whole vegetative cycle.
Summery heatwaves in May and June, with a peak of 38°C in July, led us to assume that the year would be similar to 2003; fortunately, things changed from August onwards.
August 2006 was the coldest of the last 5 years, with marked differences between day and night temperatures and, thankfully, some rainfall.
Rain at the very beginning of September risked jeopardising the health of the grape harvest, but then the weather improved.
Despite occasional excesses - the climate situation was never a major difficulty for the vines and allowed the crop to ripen superbly, with a balanced and complete accumulation of all components.