Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2017

Damilano

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Damilano is one of the oldest wineries in Barolo. The family business dates back to 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno started cultivating and producing wine from the grapes from his own vineyards. Giuseppe  improved the general quality of the vinification system and of the wines, turning the winery into a “jewel” of the Langhe area. In 1997 Giuseppe passed the winery on to his grandchildren Paolo, Mario and Guido. Together, they are working to keep and improve the level of the quality of the Damilano wines.

About the Vineyard

Monferrato is noted as the place where Barbera was born. The province of Asti with the relative DOCG Barbera d'Asti.
It is a low hill system, including mostly between 150 and 400 meters of altitude, characterized by a temperate or warm-temperate climate, slightly windy and with an average annual rainfall around 700 mm. Barbera grows well in the clayey, deep and not very fertile soils.

Tasting Notes

Intense purple red in color, the bouquet is fruity with light spicy notes. On the palate, hints of of currant, violet, and cherry
with a touch of vanilla, with a long persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with first courses, red meats and aged cheeses.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard size:
40 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
900 feet
Exposure:
Southeastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1998
Average Vine Age:
30 years
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
2008
Bottles produced of this wine:
70,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Barbera
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days days
Fermentation temperature:
83 °F
Length of maceration:
6 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Full
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %
Residual sugar:
0.0 g/L
Acidity:
6.1 g/L
Dry extract:
28.9 g/L

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