- 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 2008 Le Vigne "sibi et paucis" was aged a further 6 years after the original release date of September 2012 in the perfect conditions of Luciano's personal winery cellar.
- First vintage: 1990
- Vineyards in the villages of: Barolo: Vignane Monforte d'Alba: Ceretta and Conterni
- Alcohol: 14,5%
- Recommended drinking time: 2018 - 2045
LE VIGNE Barolo 2008
The Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008 is the result of a year of good climatic conditions, especially without extremes of heat. Fragrant components of both floral and fruity character prevail.
The color is an intense and impeccable garnet color with just-emerging orange reflections that recall the sky as the sun sets.
In the nose, an ethereal character of fruity notes of small- berry jam, cherry preserved in sprits, and dried apricot prevails; a ccompanied by floral sensations such as dried roses. Then spices such as pepper and vanilla emerge, followed by hints of dried mushrooms, leather and white truffles.
The flavor is complex, the balanced alcohol gives warmth and fullness of structure, while fresh acidity and smooth tannin show a velvety character. Together they harmonize into an intriguing sapidity, perhaps of a delicate nerviness, but of great charm.
It is a vibrant Barolo, still young, and will continue to improve in the bottle.
Ratings for the vintage 2008
Wine Advocate 97 points
Stephen Tanzer 92+ points
James Suckling 95 points
Vinous 97 points
Wine Spectator 93 points
Falstaff 96 Punkte
Gambero Rosso 2 bicchieri
Bibenda.it 4 grappoli
Vini Buoni d`Italia 4 stelle
Enogea 89+ points
L'espresso 17.5/20 points
I Vini di Veronelli 3 stelle
Evolution of the vintage 2008
The adjective that best describes 2008 is "classic." From a climactic point of view, this vintage takes us back to the 1970s, with a rainy spring, followed by a gradual stabilization of the climactic conditions over the summer that allowed us to achieve an excellent maturation and a unique balance of acid and tannin. This vintage rewarded those whose vines are in the best zones and those who invested in the work necessary to bring the fruit to full maturity during a cool, slow yet variable vegetative cycle.
The harvest was between the 11-24 October.
As happens often, our most important vineyard gave us very pleasant surprises whose results only become more concrete with the passage of time.