The Cavallotto family claims sole ownership of the beautiful Bricco Boschis cru in the Castiglione Falletto district where they have been growing Nebbiolo since 1929 and bottling their own wine since 1948. Steadfast devotion to tradition combined with a high regard and respect for modern viticultural and winemaking techniques result in complex and elegant Baroli that are released for sale only when they have acquired perfect maturity.
The 2016 leaps from the glass with a heady perfume of red and black fruits, accentuated by notes of tobacco, liquorice and crushed rose petals. The warm midsummer gave rise to a depth of fruit that is expansive and generous but not cloying. The initial ripe fruit is supported by layers of spice, tar and mineral notes that give the wine structure and length. Though young, this is a relatively approachable Barolo.
Producer Alfio & Giuseppe Cavallotto
Origin Castiglione Falletto, Piedmont, Italy
Appellation Barolo DOCG
Alcohol 15% ABV
Style Full body classic red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, full destemming; fermentation with indigenous yeasts only in horizontal fermentation tanks. Traditional fermentation with semi-submerged cap with punch-downs and pump-overs. Controlled fermentation temperature at 29°C on indigenous yeasts. Total maceration time 18-30 days. Malolactic Fermentation in cement tanks. • Cask ageing for 36-42 months in Slavonian Oak casks of 20-30-50-80-100 hl. The wine remained in bottle for at least 6 months before release