Damilano Lablu Barbera d'Alba 2016

The Damilano company is one of the oldest wineries in Barolo. The family business dates back to 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno started cultivating and producing wine from the grapes from his own vineyards. Giuseppe  improved the general quality of the vinification system and of the wines, turning the winery into a “jewel” of the Langhe area. In 1997 Giuseppe passed the winery on to his grandchildren Paolo, Mario and Guido. Together, they are working to keep and improve the level of the quality of the Damilano wines.

About the Vineyard

At the beginning of the twentieth century the Barbera vine, thanks to its extreme rusticity and its constant production, has replaced a good part of the vineyards affected by phylloxera. The combination of strength and finesse are characteristics that distinguish it and make the Barbera d'Alba a prestigious wine. The composition of the clayey, calcareous, siliceous soil, and the microclimate, creates an intense red color and a pleasant freshness in the wine. The vineyards are located at a height of no more than 650 meters above sea level with southern exposure.

Tasting Notes

Bright purple in color, Lablu has an ample and rich bouquet, with fruity notes of blackberries, cherries and spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla and green pepper.

Food Pairing

Lablu is excellent with red meat, braised and roast meat, game and absolutely ideal with all types of cheeses.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Barbera d'Alba DOC
Vineyard size
7 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
985 feet
Average Vine Age
40 years
Exposure
Southeastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
1970-1990
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
22,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Barbera
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
82-86 °F
Maceration length
6
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
30 hl to 50 hl
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
Residual sugar
0 g/L
Acidity
6.1 g/L
Dry extract
2.9 g/L

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