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Damilano, Cannubi, Barolo, 2008

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Damilano, Cannubi, Barolo, 2008

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One of the most important aspects in winemaking is where the grapes are grown. The composition of the soil, days of sun, planting on a hillside with good sun exposure and temperatures that grapes like to grow in. Of course the winemakers work in the fields to get the best possible grapes, the right conditions play an important role. In Italy’s Piedmont region, Cannubi considered a cru is the most sought after vineyard site in Barolo. Cannubi is where the best Barolos, Italy’s “King of Wines” are produced thanks to the right conditions. The Cannubi region has been producing wines back to the 1700’s. In addition to Cannubi, three other areas in Barolo are considered “cru,” Liste, Brunate and Cerequio
The Damilano family can trace its own winemaking roots to 1890. The great-grandfather of the current owners, Giuseppe Borgorgno started with 12 acres. The Damilano family now controls over 180 acres of vineyards all around Barolo, including ten acres in Cannubi as well as vineyards in the other crus.
Damilano, Cannubi, Barolo, 2008 has a ruby red color in the glass. It has aromas of rose petals, black berries, tobacco, tar and plenty of earthiness. The palate starts with dark berries and secondary flavors are earth and minerals, especially graphite. The tannins are dry and firm leading to a long finish.
Typical of Barolo, especially Cannubi, these wines are made to age. Even after eight years the Damilano, Canubbi, Barolo still has plenty of strength and will age gracefully for many years to come.

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