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Damilano
Marghe Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Piemonte

Nebbiolo is the oldest and most noble native varietal in Piedmont. It most likely takes its name from the Italian word for fog, “nebbia”, which is very common in the hills of Alba, especially in early to mid-October when this late-ripening variety is harvested. It is often called the “queen of black grapes” as it needs meticulous and laborious care.  Nebbiolo d’Alba is a member of the triad of fine Alba wines made from Nebbiolo: Nebbiolo d’Alba, Barolo and Barbaresco. 

Starting with the 2009 vintage, this wine features a label celebrating the memory of  Margherita Damilano, who tragically passed away in 2010.


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

Vineyard Location: Diano d’Alba and Alba
Orientation: East - Southeast (Diano d’Alba) and East (Alba)
Elevation: 1,140 ft (Diano d’Alba) - 1,200 ft (Alba)
Vines Planted: 1961-1981
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,618
Yield/Acre: 28 ql
Soil: Calcareous clay

Vinification
Skin maceration for 10-20 days. Alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature using indigenous yeasts; malolactic fermentation in oak

Aging Process
16 months in 225L French barrique (40% new, 60% second or third use French oak barriques)

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with garnet highlights
Bouquet: Characteristic notes of violet and red fruit
Flavor: Dry on the palate with good body and character; velvety and harmonious
Pairings: Pairs well with hearty first courses, red meats, roasts, braised meats, game and aged cheese

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 60,000 bottles