About Barolo 2012 Brunate, Damilano
Damilano Wine Company is one of the oldest wineries in Barolo with historic traditions. The Damilano family business dates back to 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno, the great grandfather of the winery's current owners, began to vinify his own estate wines. It is with great passion that Giacomo Damilano, the founder's son-in-law, developed with his children a love for the vineyards, selecting and maintaining them with great care in order to improve the quality of the wines. Over time, the winery's production was transformed into a jewel that was passed down with pride in 1997 to Giacomo's grandchildren, who continue to manage the winery today. The Brunate vineyard in La Morra is highly prized for Barolo. 1000 feet above sea level with southern exposure and soil composed of 25% sand, 45% limestone and 30% clay, Brunate delivers beautifully balance, intensely flavored Nebbiolo grapes. Damilano sources from blocks with mature 30 year old vines. The wine is aged 24 months in large oak barrels and 12 months in the bottle. This 2012 scored 92 points from Wine Spectator who said "A juicy, vibrant style, this offers cherry, strawberry, spice and tea flavors, backed by a firm structure. Stays tight and compact on the finish, with enough complexity to show potential. Best from 2019 through 2030."