Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2013 Sibi et Paucis

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Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2013 Sibi et Paucis
Producer Luciano Sandrone
Region, Country Barolo, Italy
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 23223-750

A blend of several small parcels of vines from several communes, Le Vigne is Sandrone’s ode to the classic, Barolo-wide blend that was once the norm. All the sites that contribute to Le Vigne are markedly different from each other in terms of altitude, soil and exposure, and together provide a broad overview of Barolo in a given year. The 2013 Le Vigne includes fruit from four communes: Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba, Novello and Castiglione Falletto. Regarding the winemaking, wild yeast fermentation begins in tank before malolactic conversion and aging in mostly used, 500-litre French oak casks. Approximately 20-30% of the fruit is fermented as bunches, with the destemmed portion having a very high percentage of whole berries. Time on skins varied from ten days to up to one month. Total time in oak was 20-22 months and the wine was, as always, bottled unfiltered. 

Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2013 Sibi et Paucis

Reviews

“The 2013 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis, the Sandrone library release of the 2013, is an infant. That’s the good news. Even better, it is developing at a snails’ pace. Bright red-toned fruit, chalk, mint, white flowers and white pepper lend brightness. Readers will have to be patient though, as the 2013 is nowhere near ready to drink. Those who are fortunate to own it should be thrilled. Magnificent.”
98 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“A late-release bottle that sees another decade of aging in controlled conditions at the winery, the Luciano Sandrone 2013 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis is an ambitious effort that seeks to engage lovers of aged Nebbiolo. I wish more wineries in Barolo had late-release programs like this that allow us to buy aged wine directly from the cellars. Showing soft and silky tannins, this wine reveals dark fruit, smoke, tar and licorice. The 2013 vintage is structured, and there is an elegantly dusty quality on the close.”
97 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate
“It’s a dance between ripe acidity and round, stony tannins. Maturity is approaching. It drinks as a complete wine, indeed with nuances of development but still fresh on the fruit front. Flavour comes with perfume, orange oil, Italian herb mix and cured meat. Peppermint tea finish, sarsaparilla or cherry cola to the very end of flavour wrap-up. Nice one and drinks well already.”
95 points, Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front

Reviews

“The 2013 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis, the Sandrone library release of the 2013, is an infant. That’s the good news. Even better, it is developing at a snails’ pace. Bright red-toned fruit, chalk, mint, white flowers and white pepper lend brightness. Readers will have to be patient though, as the 2013 is nowhere near ready to drink. Those who are fortunate to own it should be thrilled. Magnificent.”
98 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“A late-release bottle that sees another decade of aging in controlled conditions at the winery, the Luciano Sandrone 2013 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis is an ambitious effort that seeks to engage lovers of aged Nebbiolo. I wish more wineries in Barolo had late-release programs like this that allow us to buy aged wine directly from the cellars. Showing soft and silky tannins, this wine reveals dark fruit, smoke, tar and licorice. The 2013 vintage is structured, and there is an elegantly dusty quality on the close.”
97 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate
“It’s a dance between ripe acidity and round, stony tannins. Maturity is approaching. It drinks as a complete wine, indeed with nuances of development but still fresh on the fruit front. Flavour comes with perfume, orange oil, Italian herb mix and cured meat. Peppermint tea finish, sarsaparilla or cherry cola to the very end of flavour wrap-up. Nice one and drinks well already.”
95 points, Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front

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