Sandrone’s layered and polished Barbera is drawn from four sites: Cascina Pe Mol, (mentioned above); Ravera and Rocche di San Nicola (in Novello); and Albarella (in Barolo). At between 350 and 450 metres, these are some of the highest, most exposed vineyards in the region. As per the Dolcetto, Sandrone runs some of
the region’s finest sites for this variety and does so organically (in fact all of the vineyards of Sandrone are managed organically by the talented Luca Sandrone). Rocche di SanNicola is an extremely steep vineyard at the very end of the Novello promontory, its sun-trapping location helping to deliver ripeness and texture to balance Barbera’s natural acidity. To bring the structure for which this wine is noted, Sandrone mature the Barbera in 500-litre tonneaux, 25% of which are new.
Luciano Sandrone Barbera d’Alba 2020
“The 2020 Barbera d’Alba is another wine that shows the greater refinement at Sandronethese days. Even so, there’s plenty of richness in the ripe red cherry, plum, mocha andspice flavors. Soft, silky contours wrap it all together, with a gentle kiss of oak that lingers. The 2020 is an absolute delight.” – 93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous