Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2013
#8 wine in VinePair's Top 50 of 2018
Ruby red with orange reflections. The bouquet is intense with tertiary notes of rose, leather, tobacco, and emerging notes of violet. The taste is ample and embracing, with a soft, persistent finish.
Barolo Lecinquevigne is perfect with red and braised meat, game and aged cheese.
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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.