Online Store

Welcome to the Rathdowne Cellars Online Store.

Fill in some details below to search our extensive range. Please note that not all our products are available online (we're working on it though) so please contact us if we don't have what you're after.

We suggest using only one or two search options to begin with to maximise your search results.

View all Specials

Category


Sub-Category


Vintage


Country


Region


Sub-Region


Producer


 
PRODUCT
PRICE
QTY

Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2012

A blend of several small parcels of vines from a number of communes, Le Vigne is Luciano Sandrone's ode to "traditional" or blended Barolo. All of the sites that go into Le Vigne are markedly different in terms of altitude, soil and exposure and together they help provide a broad overview of Barolo in a given year. As for the previous release, this wine now includes fruit from four communes: Barolo (Vignane), Serralunga (Baudana), Novello (Merli) and a new source in Castiglione Falletto - the renowned Villero. Sandrone has taken a long term lease on 1.5 hectares of this latter cru (perhaps best known for Giacosa's 'Villero' bottlings between 1978 - 1996). The vines here average around 30 years of age and Sandrone credits the Villero fruit as adding depth and structure to the blend. Regarding the winemaking, the wild yeast fermentation commenced in tank before the malo and aging in mostly used 500 litre French oak casks. The maturation in cask lasted 26 months, followed by 18 months bottle aging before release (ditto for the Cannubi Boschis). A really delicate and fine Le Vigne - extremely classical in style with vibrant, savoury and spicy fruit, fine tannins and plenty of perfume. Already delicious

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Barolo


$220.00
each

$199.00
in a mixed case (6 per case)


Stock: 2 units