Damilano Barolo Cerequio 2011


SKU 04153



The Damilano family has been producing wines since 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno began to vinify his own estate wines instead of selling his grapes to other wineries. It is with great passion that Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, developed with his children a love for the vineyards, selecting and caring for them with great care in order to improve the quality of the wines. Over time, the winery’s production was transformed into a jewel that was passed down with pride in 1997 to Giacomo’s grandchildren, who continue to manage the winery today.

Paolo, Mario and Guido Damilano, the fourth generation, have brought new vigor to the family business while upholding Damilano’s historic production philosophy: high quality wines can only come from high quality grapes. With the assistance of agronomist Giampiero Romana and enologist Beppe Caviola, Damilano continues to hone and improve each vintage. Ambassadors of Barolo, the Damilano line culminates in several single vineyard crus that explore the vast and nuanced expression of Nebbiolo in this region, including this single cru named Cerequio. Located in La Morro at a high altitude of 1050 feet, the vines at Cerequio are 30+ years old and planted in limestone, clay and sandy soils. Aged traditionally in large oak barrels (botte) for 2 years, then in bottle for one year, the Cerequio is a classic, aromatic example of Barolo . Barolo Cerequio is perfect with red and braised meat, game and aged cheeses. Only 225 cases made.

Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Damilano
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Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Barolo Cerequio is a balanced and beautiful wine from one of the most panoramic vineyard sites in the appellation. It ages for two slow years in botte grande and rests in bottle for an additional year before its commercial release. The bouquet reveals delicate nuances with a degree of the menthol and chopped herb characteristics you sometimes get with Nebbiolo from Cerequio. The finish is extra smooth and silky. This wine will age soundly for a decade or more. Drink 2016-2030.

Monica Larner, June 28, 2015