DAMILANO, BAROLO 'LECINQUEVIGNE' 

 

PIEDMONT, ITALY 2016

 

 

For fans of age-worthy and terroir-specific wines for a fantastic value (isn’t that everyone?), look no further than today’s offer. The 2016 Damilano ‘Lecinquevigne’ Barolo (named in honor of the five vineyards where the Nebbiolo is grown) offers up brambly fruit, rose, and cherry flavors and will continue to evolve and shine over the coming two decades—and it is positively a steal at sub-$40! The Damilano name carries more than 100 years of winemaking history in the heart of Barolo. As one of the oldest wineries in the region, the Damilano estate dates back as far as 1890, when Giuseppe Borgogno started growing grapes and producing wine from his own vineyards. Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, took the reins in 1935 and is credited with turning the winery into a “jewel” within the Langhe. Today Damilano is overseen by Giacomo’s grandchildren, who have continued to elevate the Damilano name with each passing vintage. We’re offering Concierge-only pricing on today’s Italian gem for one week only, so don’t delay in securing your bottles. 

 

A classically styled Barolo, Lecinquevigne is made from the blend of grapes from five premium southeast-facing vineyards within the appellation; the vines average around 40 years old. As winemakers Guido Damilano and Alessandro Bonelli explain, “sourcing from multiple vineyards allows for the finest qualities of the calcareous-clay soil of Piedmontese municipalities such as Barolo, Grinzane Cavour, [and] Monforte to be incorporated into the wine.” The 2016 Lecinquevigne—coming from a vintage lauded by critics and collectors, that Bloomberg calls “near-perfect”—aged two years in bottle before an additional year in bottle. The wine is a striking ruby red in the glass, and unveils an intensely aromatic nose of rose, cranberry, leather, and tobacco spice. The tannins are perfectly polished, and the finish lingers on and on. Given the unbeatable price and quality, this is one you’ll want to stock up on. Don’t miss it!

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, NM, NV, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, February 21, 2021.