How Sandrone Started
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How Sandrone Grew
With the 1989 and 1990 vintages, Luciano Sandrone caught the attention of the world with his Barolo Cannubi Boschis, made in minute quantities from his great estate vineyard site, which received 97 and 100 points, respectively, from the critic Robert Parker. This was one of the earliest perfect scores given a Barolo.
Currently the estate farms a total of 27 hectares, 75% of which are owned, and produces between 90-100,000 bottles, or about 8,000 cases, per year. None of the wines are made from purchased grapes, and the rented vineyards are managed and farmed in exactly the same way as our estate vineyards. The current lineup of 5 bottlings was finalized after the 2001 vintage.
In 2006, solar panels were added to the roof of the winery’s south-facing tractor and equipment sheds. Luciano wants to have the lowest possible impact on his property and environment and these panels now provide most of the considerable energy required during harvest time.
Cannubi is one of the great Cru vineyards of the town of Barolo. Luciano’s plot is at the northern end and is in the “Boschis” or “Monghisolfo” subzone. A long hill, comprised of clay with veins of sand.
The Town of Alba
The Romans established Alba in the first century a.D. and it has been a wine and farming center ever since. Slopes not planted to vines are often hazelnut groves, which supply the Nutella factory here.