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Damilano
Barbera d’Asti DOCG
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The first vintage of Barbera d’Asti was in 2008. The production of Barbera d’Asti is the result of a recent lease agreement which allows Damilano to cultivate 42 acres of vineyards in Casorzo, located in the hills of Monferrato in the Asti province.

This area is a historic cultivation zone for Barbera. The silt levels in the soil of this region give the final wines a desirable softness.


Owner: Damilano Family
Website: www.cantinedamilano.it
Winemaker: Giuseppe Caviola
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Barbera

Vineyard Location: Casorzo
Orientation: South-Southeast
Elevation: 885 ft
Vines Planted: 1981-1991
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,618
Yield/Acre: 20-28 ql
Soil: White marl with a calcareous tendency

Vinification
Temperature controlled fermentation using indigenous yeasts

Aging Process
20% aged in 225L Frenchbarriques, 40% aged in second use 225L French barriques, and 40% aged in 500L French tonneaux

Tasting Notes
Color: Intense purple red
Bouquet: Fruity with light spicy notes
Flavor: Ethereal with notes of currant, violet, cherry and a touch of vanilla; persistent finish
Pairings: Pairs well with first courses, red meats and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 140,000 bottles