Brunate is one of the greatest vineyards the Barolo region, extending over 60 acres at the border between La Morra and Barolo proper, with each village sharing the vineyard, though the lion’s share lies within the village boundaries of La Morra.
Wines from the Brunate vineyard are prized for their depth, power and brilliant balance. The finer soil of this terroir gives the wine a distinct signature of spices notes such as clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. As this wine matures, it takes elements of tobacco, rose and liquorice.
Owner: Damilano Family
Winemaker: Guido Damilano, Giuseppe Caviola consultant
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard Location: Brunate, single vineyard in La Morra
Elevation: 980 ft
Vines Planted: Before 1981
Yield/Acre: 16-20 ql
Soil: Calcareous clay with good percentage of sand
Skin maceration for 15-20 days; fermentation at a controlled temperature using indigenous yeasts and malolactic fermentation in oak.
24 months in 5,000L tonneaux (40% new, 60% second and third use)
Color: Garnet-red with orange reflections
Bouquet: Intense with notes of violet, balsamic and small red berries
Flavor: Elegantly complex and persistent with nuances of red fruit, tobacco and licorice; takes on notes of truffle and cinnamon as it ages
Pairings: Ideal for grilled red meats, pork and game
Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 65°F
Production: 4,000 bottles