Damilano 1752 Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2008
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
The bouquet is intense and balanced with notes of violet, red fruit, cherry, and plum, spices, liquorice, cocoa, leather, and tobacco. The palate is dry, robust, full-bodied, very persistent, rich, and velvety.
Excellent with Piedmontese pastas (tajarin, ravioli). Also great with red meat, braised and roasted meat, game, and ideal with all types of cheeses.
James Suckling - "Shows an amazing amount of dried roses, cedar and subtle fruits on the nose. Full body with fine tannins that touch every part of your palate. It’s long and wonderful with such polish and finesse. So right now. This is the first year of Damilano Cannubi Riserva. Only 5,000 bottles made. Phenomenal. This is the greatest wine ever from here. Glorious."
The Wine Advocate - "Tasted from magnum, the 2008 Barolo Riserva Cannubi 1752 offers budding tertiary notes that add a delicate veil of complexity and finesse to the bouquet. The Damilano family has owned vineyards in Cannubi since 1935 and they created this special anniversary wine to celebrate the first historic single-vineyard production of Cannubi that can be traced back to the year 1752. Only 6,600 bottles were produced (sold in cases of six 750-milliliter bottles or magnums), and the 2008 vintage is the first edition produced. The wine is silky and long with lingering tones of smoke, licorice, tar and pressed fruit.The tannins are silky, but there is a spot of cherry sweetness on the finish that indicates a slow, future-aging evolution ahead. "
Wine Spectator - "Aromatic and round, with loads of cherry and berry fruit, plus floral and tea notes. Shows an elegant side, with a long, ironclad finish. Still needs time to integrate fully. Best from 2019 through 2035."
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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 forefathers’ land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company's activities.
The vineyards, partly owned and partly leased, are situated in the most famous crus of the Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati, and Brunate, which are almost entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo, and to a lesser extent, with Dolcetto and Barbera varietals. View all Damilano Wines
About PiedmontView a map of Piedmont wineries (PEED-mont)
Notable FactsNot just regulated to red wine, Piedmont also produces some notable whites, particularly those near the district of Gavi and Asti. Gavi produces still white wine from the Cortese grape. The wine is dry with a crisp, citrus-like acidity – fairly neutral but pleasant. Arneis is another grape/wine made in the area, creating a fuller wine that displays some nuttiness in the aroma and taste. Asti is well known for its sparkling wine – in particular Asti Spumante and Moscato d'Asti. Asti Spumante is typically higher in alcohol, sweetness & fizziness, while its higher-class cousin, Mostcato d'Asti, contains lower alcohol levels, a few less bubbles, and a more restrained and delicate representation of Moscato fruit.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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