Castiglione Falletto Wine

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Castiglione Falletto is one of the most important communes within Barolo in Piedmont, Italy. The zone benefits from a mix of Tortonian and Helvetian soils, giving it some light chalkiness and limestone. What this translates to is wines with more of an up front and concentrated fruit structure, yet still retaining some of the bracing tannins and their “Barolo-ness” to be ageworthy contenders. These wines also have some of the most flowery, perfumed aromatics within Barolo. 
 
For more information on Barolo’s production and history, please see the entry under Barolo
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • I've seen the Cavallotto label over the years appearing plenty on-line, ... Boschis, which is a cru in Castiglione Falletto owned entirely (a little more than 5 hectares) by Cavallotto, from a Barolo village known for it's balance of power and elegance, and also home to the famous Rocche and Villero crus. The Soils and terrain are varied in th... Read More

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  • It's good to get as many perspectives as possible until, as you say, you ... (Serralunga, Monforte), with Castiglione Falletto somewhere inbetween the two, though technically, and mostly Helvetian.&nbs Read More

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  • i saw Castiglione Falletto in one, and I saw what looked like Aldo Conterno's place in another. Read More

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  • This offer from Ian Cauble is looking pretty attractive, too... Winter has ... ... in Barolo sub-villages, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba. Still, today’s wine originates from a more obscure site. The Valmaggiore vineyard lies in the small village of Vezza d’Alba, which is 30 minutes north of Barolo, and considerably cooler and high... Read More

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  • E Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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    With awesome aromatics that savory, complex and deep with subtle woodsy red fruit aromas, wild strawberry, camphor, and just a hint of sweet, roasted wild cherry, this is absolutely alluring on the nose. In the mouth one finds a perfect middleweight Nebiolo, perhaps a bit on the sweeter side with all the fruit, camphor, and spice, and savory co... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • E Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 2011

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    Tight and sweet on the nose with an oaky overlay of vanilla and spice laying atop the core of black fruit. Supple and old viney in the mouth, this has super fine tannins supporting big and dense liquory black cherry fruit that shows a bit of sour plum in the mouth. Big fruit, density and power in the mouth are trademarks of this wine along with ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 2011

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  • Lucky you.  I was just there... Piedmont is pretty stretched out.  If ... (read: Bed and Breakfast) in Castiglione Falletto called Tenuta Montanello.  It's a working winery, although not one of the stars.  But the hosts are extremely nice and it's quite reasonable.  It faces the alps and, if skies are clear, you can see them pretty clearly behi... Read More

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  • Barolo Parussi Massolino 2010

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    The top of the Cru in Castiglione, which one would expect to give a more supple wine, but it doesnt! Very floral on the nose and at the same time absolutely packed with raspberry, black raspberry fruit and black tea notes. Not as complex on the nose as the wines from Serralunga and more obviously fruity. Broad and supple in the mouth, there is a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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