Damilano

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Paolo, Mario and Guido are the fourth generation here, based near the village of Barolo and with 53 ha of vineyards across the region. (If you’re in the vicinity there’s also a rather splendid restaurant at the cellar, Massimo Camia.) Barolo Lecinquevigne comes from – you’ve guessed it – five vineyards in Barolo, Grinzane Cavour, Monforte and Novello, and it’s a supple, approachable, aromatic expression of the region. Liste is from a single vineyard which you can see from the Alba-Narzole road: its limestone, clay and sand faces east-southeast and gives powerful, chunky wines – old-school Barolo weight and aroma. The Cannubi vineyard hardly needs an introduction from me: it’s one of Barolo’s greatest sites and the Damilanos own or rent 10 ha of it – an impressive holding. The 2010 is long and harmonious, seamless and poised, elegant and precise. Like many producers the Damilanos have given up their French barriques and gone back to traditional Piemontese botte.

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