Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2018 1.5L - Station Plaza Wine
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Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2018 1.5L
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Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2018

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The 2018 Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba is a wine of penetrating intensity and balanced, mid-weight structure. The cooler conditions of the vintage gave us a focused red fruit nose with notes of licorice, hibiscus and wet stones. On the palate, the wine evokes raspberry and cherry fruit, wisps of spice and rose petals, held together by a middle weight structure of sweet tannins and fresh acidity. The finish has mineral notes to go with the sweet fruit.
Wine Advocate
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The Luciano Sandrone 2018 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore shows a very fruity, fresh and accessible side of the Nebbiolo grape. This wine is open-knit and inviting with a steady succession of aromas that range from red cherry and plum to rosemary sprig and crushed mineral. On some level, you could call it Barolo Lite, although that does not do justice to the Valmaggiore vineyard in Roero that outperforms year after year. The wine is Barolo-adjacent for sure, but it offers its own bright and distinct personality. It's an exciting, new generation of Nebbiolo.

Monica Larner, July 23, 2020
Wine Spectator
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This is intense and firm, featuring raspberry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors undercut with iron and tobacco accents, turning leaner on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 450 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, 2020

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