If there was a classification of Grand Cru in Piedmont similar to the one in Burgundy, the Cannubi vineyard would be considered as one of the very few true Grand Crus that exist in the Barolo area.
A Long History
Cannubi is by far the most famous and renowned cru, with accolades that can be found as far back as historical documents dated in the 1700s. The oldest bottle in the Langhe is preserved in Bra by the Manzone family and bears the words "Cannubi 1752". This precious heirloom demonstrates the established reputation of the Cannubi vineyard even before the advent of the Barolo wine category*. Cannubi predates even Barolo.
The prestigious quality of the grapes from this hill is determined by the unique composition of the soil. In fact, it is the only area in the whole Barolo district where Tortonian and Helvetian terrains from different geologic periods intersect. The sandy soil gives the final wine intense, fruit fragrances, such as cherry and plum that evolve into notes of tobacco, rose and violet. The alkalinity and high calcium levels in the soil give a final touch of delicate elegance. Despite the high percentage of sand, the presence of silt and clay with micro-elements of potassium and magnesium, confer a bright and intense color, as well as, an elevated polyphenolic concentration.
The presence of fine sand and the high clay and limestone content give the Nebbiolo grapes intended for the production of Barolo Cannubi unique characteristics, in particular refined elegance.
These natural properties guarantee unique Barolo wines of exclusive quality and sophisticated style that Damilano has learned to interpret with passion and rigor.
Damilano winery is renowned for its historic presence on the Cannubi hill with its 2 hectares belonging to the property, to which further 8 hectares rented by the winery have been added.
Area Owned: 2 ha + 8 ha rented
Average Elevation: 280 m s.l.m.
Exposure : East/south east
Soil: 45% sand, 35% silt and 20% clay
Details:High sand levels give the Barolo of Cannubi intense fruit fragrances such as cherry and plum which evolve into notes of tobacco, rose and violet.
Planted: From 1955 to 2009
*Source Atlante delle vigne di Langa – Slow Food Editor