Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2019 750ml
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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2019

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Damilano

Damilano is a traditional, historic Barolo wine estate. The Damilano family has been producing Barolo wines since 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started farming and making wine from the family-owned vineyard in Barolo (Cuneo), a town in the Langhe area which is a beautiful land that has produced the Italian 'king of wines' for centuries.  

In the following generation, Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, gave the current name to the winery. It was he who gave the stimulus to preserve the vines and apply constant innovation in the quality of the winemaking process, making the winery become a 'jewel' to proudly pass on to his nephews, who have managed the company since 1997. Guido, Mario, and Paolo Damilano have been giving new energy to the family company, particularly giving value to the prince grape of the Langhe, the Nebbiolo, and specific terroirs, the Cannubi above all.

Cannubi is considered the equivalent of a Grand Cru vineyard for the Barolo, an extraordinary wine in terms of style and elegance. The high quality of the grapes picked on the Cannubi hill is the result of a unique land composition: a soil rich with clay and marl on the surface and a high percentage of sand (up to 45%) that gives the grapes intense aromas of cherry, plum and tobacco, rose and violet. Its low potassium and high calcium/magnesium content offer the wine a fine and polished touch. Its color is intense and bright, and it has a high polyphenol concentration. At first sight, what is most striking is its ruby red color with hints of maroon and orange reflections, and an ample, enveloping scent, with clear fruit notes of cherry and plum, and herbal notes of tobacco, licorice, and cocoa. The wine embraces the palate with a harmonic, pleasantly dry flavor, with soft tannins and a perceivable body and completeness.

Made of 100% Nebbiolo, from 30 to 50 year old vines planted with a south, south-east exposure.  The soil is calcareous with 45% sand, 35% limestone, 20% clay. Damilano utilizes sustainable viticulture. They use natural fertilizers, have nitrogen rich, cover crops between vines. For pests, the release of pheromones aids in sexual confusion to limit moths and caterpillars and also roses planted at the end of rows to attract disease and deter pests. There is talk about potentially netting some vineyards, for protection against hail. All of these practices attribute to their sustainability. 

James Suckling
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Captivating aromas of roses, cherries, strawberries and fresh oranges. Medium to full body with extremely fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Succulent and extremely long and persistent. Such class. Drinkable but better in two or three years.

Wine Advocate
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In a heavy glass bottle, the 2019 Barolo Cannubi shows notes of dried fruit and redcurrant over a mid-weight, dark ruby appearance. This expression from the celebrated Cannubi cru (with its classic mix of sand, loam and clay) also shows a mineral-driven side with rusty nail and baked clay. There are savory hints of black licorice and crushed rose as well. The effect is long, polished and drying in this bigger production of 35,000 bottles.

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