Wine of the Week: Damilano Barbera D'Asti

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Vintage: 2011

Region: Barolo

Style: Barbera d’Asti

Country: Italy

Winery: Damilano

Tasting Notes: Cherries and spice on the nose, blackberries and orange on the tongue. A nice dry finish.

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Thoughts: I discovered Damilano in San Diego at a fantastic restaurant called BiCe. They made me fresh, gluten-free pasta, they have a cheese bar with a sommelier (!), and we had a bottle of 2010 Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne that made my head spin. I immediately searched for more, but that vintage was limited. Happily, Damilano is an established producer, so they’ll make more. They also make this delightful Barbera. We visited Barolo in April 2019 and I was even more entranced when I happened upon their tasting room. A superb winery.

Pairings: Try this with salami, prosciutto, and a cheese board populated with hard cheeses, parmesan, asiago, fontina. Toss in some olives and grissini for good measure. You won’t be sorry.