Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Subtle yet complex on the nose with nutty base notes topped with aromas of licorice candy, small wild cherries and bitter cherry compote. In the mouth this is rather smooth, with a rush of black fruit embedded in a lovely, softly textured wine that is built on wonderfully ripe tannins. Gentle and elegant.
Elio Sandri’s vineyard area has been planted with vines as early as the 1400s, with his family growing grapes there since the late 1800s on the steep slopes of the Disa hill in Monforte d’Alba. Elio has a profound understanding of the terroir, and his winemaking style is adjusted accordingly. The long history of the vineyards allows for fermentation carried out by a healthy population of native yeasts. Elio prefers these natural processes and produces wines with minimal extraction and without any new oak. His production volume is very small and driven by quality.