Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Additional Finds

Sold for

ZAR 5 628
Lot 150
  • Sandrone; Luciano Barolo La Vigne; 2008; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 628
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

2008 Luciano Barolo La Vigne
2 (1 x 2) 750ml

This leading Barolo estate was founded by Luciano Sandrone in 1978. Luciano’s winemaking journey began at the young age of 14 when he started learning viticulture. He purchased his first vineyard on the Cannubi hill in 1977 with all of his savings and from his first vintage in 1978 until 1999, his wines were produced in his parents’ garage. He built a winery in 1998 where he could carry out his philosophy of producing wines of the utmost quality. Sandrone focuses on only native vines including Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto in the best areas of Barolo.

"La Vigne" is one of Sandrone's single-vineyard Barolos, sourced from the La Vigne vineyard in the commune of Barolo.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

‘Sandrone’s 2008 Barolo Le Vigne is a wine of breathtaking textural finesse and elegance. Nothing really stands out, so phenomenal is the wine’s balance and sense of harmony. This is the kind of wine that is easy to overlook because it doesn’t ask for attention and isn’t showy. Instead, everything is simply in the right place. The finest, most silky of tannins support a core of sweet red berries, flowers, mint and spices, all of which are woven together with total refinement. The eternal, nuanced finish bodes very well for the future. This is a dazzling effort from Luciano and Luca Sandrone. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane, Ceretta, Conterni and Merli. In 2008 there is a little less Vignane as part of the vineyard was hit by hail. There is little question that the blending of fruit from several sites was a huge advantage in 2008.’ - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, 97/100 (June 2018)

‘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.- James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 95/100

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