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Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2017
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Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2017

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750ml
$52.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Nebbiolo d'Alba
Brand Luciano Sandrone
Alcohol/vol 14%
The 2017 Valmaggiore is characterized by a nose of red fruits with licorice and cola. The wine is delicate and shows great typicity of the vine. In the mouth, there is an initial burst of sweetness framed around the expressive red fruit. Excellent tannin and acidity help balance the vibrant and ripe red fruit flavors of cherries and cranberries. This is a generous, open and sweet expression of the Valmaggiore. The finish is balanced and ripe, ending with a distinct mineral note.
Vinous
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The 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is bright, fruity and absolutely delicious. The warm vintage seems to have given the Valmaggiore an extra kick of mid-palate sweetness, which is not a bad thing for a wine that can at times be a bit lean. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes are nicely pushed forward. The 2017 will benefit from a few years in bottle, which will allow the aromatics to develop, but it is impeccable in its balance and super-classy, ​​even in the early going.

Antonio Galloni, March 2020
Wine Advocate
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With scorching heat and little rain overall, there was reason for worry during the 2017 growing season at large, but in the Roero zone by the banks of the Tanaro river, the hilly Valmaggiore vineyards received more rain than other parts of Piedmont, so these grapes did not suffer as much. Lovely notes of red rose and some herbal tones appear on the nose of the 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore, coupled with balsam, spice and rosemary. It's voluminous in the mouth, and while the Le Vigne Barolo tends to be the most floral and delicately ethereal of Sandrone's release, this bouquet is distinctive in its own way. It would be a nice pair with a mushroom risotto.

Monica Larner, June 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Features rich, bright cherry fruit and dense tannins. Earth, eucalyptus and floral notes add depth to this balanced yet muscular version. Possesses the weight and structure of a Barolo, but is a tad less complex and long. Decant. Best from 2021 through 2028. 250 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, May 31, 2020