Luciano Sandrone 'Le Vigne - Sibi et Paucis' Barolo

$350.00
6 + $315.00 each
12 + $292.25 each
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Variety

Nebbiolo

Vintage

2008

Size

750ml

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Description

“Each year, we have chosen to put aside a small part of our production of the wines based in Nebbiolo - a few bottles of Cannubi Boschis, Le Vigne and ­Valmaggiore. To these we dedicate a longer ageing: 10 years past the vintage for the Barolo and 6 years for the Valmaggiore. We hold these in our wine library, where they are held in perfect conditions for resting, refining and the slow march toward maturity. Our seal on the labels identifies these ­specific bottles and their path which began under the ground in our cellars. sibi et paucis represents the passing of the days, the art of waiting and the pleasure of the past made present: an intuition that reflects the cycles of humanity and of wine. Everything flows. Patience is fluid and harmonious; its result transforms and arrives in new forms.” Winery notes

“Thank you, Luciano Sandrone for reminding us so vividly of the magnificence of this vintage. The 2008 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis comes from a vintage that was sandwiched between other blockbuster years such as 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. This is an excellent expression that excels in the delivery of both power and elegance. These are the two cornerstones of this remarkable wine. Le Vigne is a blend of fruit from various cru sites spanning various townships within the greater Barolo appellation. The percentages of fruit per township (Serralunga d'Alba vs Monforte d'Alba, for example) is adjusted according to the specifics of the vintage. That inherent flexibility is exactly what makes this wine so special. Dark fruit segues to lighter tones of ash, grilled herb and dried fruit. The tannins are silky and long.” 97 points, (ML) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“A model of finesse and understatement, the 2008 Barolo Le Vigne is every bit as thrilling as it has always been. At nearly 10 years of age, the 2008 is still bright, precise and very fresh. Sweet red cherry, rose petal and mint notes are beautifully sketched in a Barolo that is pure and total class. In 2008, vineyard sources are Vignane, Merli, Ceretta and Conterni.” 97 points, Vinous

“Love the nose of this with freshly cut flowers and berries with just a hint of chillies, cocoa. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a subtle fruity palate. The texture is beautiful.” 95 points, James Suckling