The work of winemaker Luciano Sandrone, Sandrone Valmaggiore is a Piedmont wine grown in the Roero zone of Vezza d’Alba. The vineyard is near 100& sand, making for a pure and elegant Nebbiolo for those who enjoy nuance over power.
Intensely floral on the bouquet, with violets, dried rose petals, and a touch of ash, the wine is matured in old French oak to impart a palate that is fresh and pretty in style. A delicious and unexpected Nebbiolo from one of the regions great vineyards.
'Boasting aged complexity, this richer warm vintage expression serves as an opportunity to experience the capacity of the variety to age. Graphite, game, wet forest floor and a carnal whiff of smoked meat and graphite set the stage. The tannins, gently pliant and soused with espresso and bitter chocolate are soft in context, allowing for delicious imminent drinking.'
90 points, Ned Goodwin MW, April 2019.