Barolo docg Riserva Cannubi “1752”
The Barolo Riserva Cannubi “1752” was born with the 2008 harvest, when the Damilano family decided to relaunch the historic core of its Cannubi vineyards located in the highest and centermost part of the hill. It is a small plot of about 2 hectares of Nebbiolo vines, currently between 30 and 50 years of age.
Ever since the mentioned harvest, the “1752” has been considered a reserve wine.
The result is a stock of only 6000 samples, purposely presented in a classy “vintage” packaging to underline the culture, tradition, and wisdom of a location in the Langhe area envied by the whole world: Cannubi.
Barolo docg Lecinquevigne
Barolo Lecinquevigne is the result of an assembly of 5 (“cinque”) vineyards located in the areas most dedicated to the farming of Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo production: Barolo, Grinzane Cavour, and Monforte.
Its distinguishing features are a hue of ruby red with orange-tinted reflections, and an intense aroma of rose, leather, and tobacco in sequence, with hints of violet and tar emerging.
It’s taste is ample and enveloping, with a feeling of softness and a long, persistent savor prevailing in the mouth.
At the eye, Liste appears in its intense ruby red color. At the nose, it expresses notes of wild berries, liquorish, tobacco, and cocoa. At the palate, it is dry, full-bodied, has a persistent flavor, and is austere and velvety.
The original name of this vineyard was Brinate. The vineyard is in the township of La Morra and covers a total surface area of 25 hectares (62 acres) with a sun exposure facing south. A reduced amount of sand (25%), and a higher loam (45%) and clay (30%) content impart scents of violet and small red fruit, balsamic tastes, and pleasant spice notes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg to this special Barolo.
When the wine ages, it takes on notes of tobacco, rose, liquorish, and – in the best of vintages – even truffle. Its finesse and elegance are due to its alkalinity and calcium content.
Cerequio is an amphitheater of vines on the Langhe terrace, between Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, and Monforte, protected by cold winds.
Its soil made of sand (20%), loam (50%), and clay (30%) produces tannic, solid-bodied, and powerful wines. The vineyard is located at a height of about 320 m (1050 ft.) a.s.l. and has an eastward sun exposure. The olfactory bouquet of this cru is rich and complex: the dominating scents are cherry, violet, and balsamic notes, as well as refined hints of vanilla, liquorish, dried rose, and tar.
Cannubi is considered the Grand Cru vineyard for the Barolo, an extraordinary wine in terms of style and elegance.
The absolute high quality of the grapes picked on the Cannubi hill is the result of a unique land composition: an unevolved soil with clay-rich marl, grey and white on the surface. The soil in which the Damilano vines are found features a high percentage of sand (up to 45%) that gives the grapes intense aromas of cherry, plum and tobacco, rose and violet in sequence. 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, liquorish, and cocoa.
The wine embraces the palate with a harmonic, pleasantly dry flavor, with soft tannins and a perceivable body and completeness.