2018 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore (750ml)

2018 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore (750ml)

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"Luciano Sandrone is making some of his finest wines in what has been a long and extraordinary career full of successes. That in and of itself is a testament to Sandrone family’s relentless quest to improve. Of the Piedmont wineries that are still in their first generation, those that started in or around the 1980s, Luciano Sandrone is arguably the only estate that has joined the small group of properties, all of them multi-generational, whose wines are widely recognized as icons and collectibles." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

"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." 94+ points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2020)