“My tasting at Burlotto was without question one of the highlights of my November trip. There are moments when wines go from being outstanding, even memorable, and enter the realm of the profound. That's how I felt tasting through the 2016’s at Burlotto. Every wine was just regal, truly magnificent. Fabio Alexandria has spent much of his life at Burlotto, but he was not able to focus full time on the wines until 1999, the year he finished university. Since then, he has taken his family's wines into the stratosphere, in what is really a pretty short period of time.” Antonio Galloni, February 2020


Sandrone is the Barolo producer whose wines most remind us of Burgundy. The suave, seamless texture, fine tannins and depth of flavour of these Barolos makes them some of the most sought-after wines of the region. With age, they are so polished, so pure, so seductive. Sandrone uses 500lt barrels (typically only 10% - 20% new), picks at very low yields and bottles his wines before they lose their freshness or purity. His wines are wonderfully intense and vibrant with ripe, fine tannins. They drink well young and age brilliantly. Like most of the greatest producers he takes the best of the old school and incorporates the best of the new. Of course what is most important is that irrespective of fashion or style, Luciano Sandrone crafts wines of profound integrity, purity and deep expression. These are wines made with passion and honesty. They provide great drinking pleasure both when young and with bottle age. As a fastidious and naturally talented vigneron, Sandrone’s obligation to keep the unique signature of the terroirs alive is vividly captured in these wonderfully intense wines. Bibendum Wines