Sandrone ALESTE Barolo ‘Sibi et Paucis’ 2013 (97 VM)
“The 2013 Barolo Aleste Sibi et Paucis, the Sandrone library release of the 2013 is a powerhouse. A rush of black cherry, mocha, new leather, licorice, cloves and tobacco race across the palate. The Aleste is a bit more forward than Le Vigne, but it, too, is aging pretty slowly. […] Aromatics in the empty glass are nothing less than thrilling.” -A.G. 11/22
Le Vigne is a wine created from four different Nebbiolo vineyards, each of which brings its own contribution. This union generates an exceptionally complex wine that is round and harmonious on the palate, with fruity and spicy notes, and this approach of blending together plots is in fact the traditional one in Barolo.
The late Luciano Sandrone was an iconic figure in Barolo, with an extraordinary story of determination. In the bottle, Sandrone’s wines straddle the modern and traditional styles of the region: elegant, attractive and easy to appreciate right from their first years in bottle, but with no less power and structure over time than traditional Barolos.