1999 Damilano Barolo RiservaNebbiolo from Italy
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Wine: "Deep, ruby red with orange reflections which increase with age. On the nose it is intense with notes of rose, leather, tobacco and emerging hints of violet. Ample and ...
- 90 Wine Spectator
90 Wine Spectator
"Seems soft, though there's no lack of structure - both from the acidity and tannins - and the licorice, leather and mushroom flavors are still submerged. Chewy and tight on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2023. -BS" (2011)
"Deep, ruby red with orange reflections which increase with age. On the nose it is intense with notes of rose, leather, tobacco and emerging hints of violet. Ample and complex with a soft, persistent finish."- Winery
"Skin maceration for 10-20 days; fermentation using indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature and malolactic fermentation in oak. Aged 36 months: 80% 10,000L oak barrels, 20% in second use 225L barrique."
"The Damilano family is reviving the artisan base of their 100 year old 'cantina'. The winery is run by the fourth generation of the Damilano family which, since taking over in 1997, has attentively managed the family's land while giving the winery a younger and more modern approach with the valuable help of agronomist Giampiero Romana and enologist Beppe Caviola. With lots owned on different vineyard sites, including Cannubi and Liste, the winery is able to produce top-notch Barolo's that reflect the diverse terroir of the region." - Winery
"The Damilano family business dates back to 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno 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 caring for 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."
"Paolo, Mario and Guido Damilano, the fourth generation, have brought new vigor to the family business while upholding Damilano's historic production philosophy: high quality wines can only come from high quality grapes. With the assistance of agronomist Giampiero Romana and enologist Beppe Caviola, Damilano continues to hone and improve each vintage."
"Ambassadors of Barolo, the Damilano line culminates in several single vineyard crus that explore the vast and nuanced expression of Nebbiolo in this region." - Winery