2016 Barolo Damilano Cerequio
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14.5%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2050|
The Barolo Cru vineyard Cerequio located in the commune di Barolo is the most accessible Cru from the series of 5 crus from Damilano. The 2015 Barolo Cerequio is a beautifully balanced wine with a fleshy and fruity personality. This Barolo is from one of the 5 crus of the appellation and offers a level of smoothness and richness that you are unlikely to find in the other vintages. The wine is preparing for a healthy and long bottle evolution. Only 2700 bottles were produced.
Cerequio is an amphitheater of vines on the terrace of Langhe, in the municipality of La Morra. The soil of sand (20%), loam (50%) and clay (30%) produces tannic, firm and powerful wines. The vineyard is located at an altitude of about 320 m and has an eastward sun exposure. In the glass, this Barolo is garnet red with orange reflections with some aging. The bouquet of this cru is rich and complex: the predominant scents are cherry, violet and balsamic notes, as well as refined hints of vanilla, liqueur, dried rose and tar. On the palate, the Cerequio is intense, elegant and persistent, with notes of red fruit and, with ageing, tobacco and leather. In its early years, carafe this beauty of a Barolo and serve it between 16-18 degrees.
Damilano is one of the oldest wineries in Barolo. As early as 1890, Giuseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started bottling wines on their own domain. The long historical tradition was continued by Giacomo Damilano, Giuseppe Borgogno's son-in-law, and in 1997 Giacomo Damilano's grandchildren took over. This 4th generation (Paolo, Mario and Guido Damilano) has perfected the domain and has succeeded in raising the quality to great heights. The vineyards are partly 'guarded' by one of Italy's best winegrowers, Giampiero Romana. Damilano is among the best companies in the area. In contrast to the average rustic 'old style' Barolos (which are also often drunk too young), the finesse-rich Barolos of Damilano display a majestic elegance. With their own ownership of over 40% of all Cru vineyards within the DOCG Barolo, the family has enough choice to select the right plots for each cuvée. These are internationally acclaimed Barolos of impeccable quality and are among the top of the appellation! In addition to Nebbiolo grapes, which are also used for the cuvée Marghe (the little brother of the Barolo), Damilano has also planted its vineyards with other varieties, such as Arneis and Barbera. The Arneis (meaning 'the bengel' or 'the rascal' in the Piemontese dialect) is wonderfully fresh and fruity with a mild spiciness. The powerful Barbera d'Alba cuvée Lablù is a real winner: full and rich with a velvety texture. This is a serious wine that easily distinguishes itself from the average Barbera d'Alba. The lighter-styled Barbera d'Asti also has an intense taste, but has a more elegant structure. Damilano gives you a new perspective on Piemontese wines: elegant wines with polished tannins and an excellent 'body'. Excellent value for money and absolutely recommended!
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||95|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|
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