Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2008

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 103390
  • red wine
  • ST89
  • RP88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby red color with purple highlights. On the nose it presents persistent notes of red berries, redcurrant, cherries and violet and hints of vanilla. Very complex on the palate, full and developing some pleasant liquorice notes. Excellent balance and length. Its high acidity makes it the perfect accompaniment to a lot of different foods, such as cold cut appetizers, hearty first courses, rich beef roasts or stews and game and medium-aged cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red-ruby. Raspberry, licorice and mocha on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Lush, sweet and fruity; in fact quite pliant and creamy for 2008 but with harmonious bright acidity keeping the wine fresh. With air, this showed an impressively penetrating quality to its red fruits but without any hardness. Finishes clean and persistent."
89 Points

"The 2008 Barbera d'Asti is another big, racy wine packed with fruit. A persistent vein of minerality supports the long, elegant finish. This is a terrific new wine from Damilano made from a recently-acquired vineyard in Asti. The Barbera d’Asti replaces the Barbera d’Alba, which was made from rented vineyards, and which will no longer be produced. Anticipated maturity: 2009-20113. These entry-level reds from Damilano were among the best I tasted. Hopefully they will turn out to be representative of overall quality in their respective vintages here."
88 Points

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The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giacomo Damilano, the founder"s son-in-law, together with his children, until it was passed on to his 4 grandchildren, who very attentively manage their...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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