Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2020
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Nebbiolo d'Alba|
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.
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.