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Damilano
Cerequio Barolo DOCG
Piemonte

Loosely translated from the local dialect, the term “sorì” means “a south-facing hillside,” but the original meaning was the precise location on a slope where the sun first melts the snow each spring.  The Sorì Cerequio lies at the southern limit of La Morra on a sheer hillside with due east to southeast exposure averaging nearly 1,200 feet in altitude.  Known as “the balcony of the Langhe”, the vineyard enjoys a panoramic vantage point, overlooking the towns of Barolo, Castiglione and Monforte.


Owner: Damilano Family
Website: www.cantinedamilano.it
Winemaker: Guido Damilano, Giuseppe Caviola consultant
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard Location: La Morra
Orientation: South-Southeast
Elevation: 1,050 ft
Vines Planted: Before 1981
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,618
Yield/Acre: 16-20 ql
Soil: Loose calcareous clay

Vinification
Skin maceration for 15-30 days; fermentation at a controlled temperature using indigenous yeasts and malolactic fermentation in oak

Aging Process
24 months in 500L tonneaux (40% new, 60% second or third use)

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby with garnet hints
Bouquet: Pleasing with notes of violet, cherry and balsamic and nuances of vanilla and licorice
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: 62°F
Production: 2,500 bottles