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Barolo Bricco Boschis Cavallotto 2010

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The personality here is dark and brooding with savory aromas of cured meat and smoked bacon in a leading role. The intensity is bright and vibrant and the longer you contemplate the wine, the more it offers. Following a few swirls of the glass, you encounter sweet cherry, white almond skin, licorice and pressed rose. Still young, the wine shows enormous complexity. Its balanced structure and acidity would pair next to succulent lamb chops or any number of sophisticated meat recipes...96"WA 7/14

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HISTORY On the periphery of the Castiglione Falletto township, centre of the Barolo area, crowning the Bricco Boschis hill, one comes upon the Tenuta Vitivinicola Cavallotto (the Cavallotto Vineyards) of 25 hectares of which 23 spread of vineyards. Cavallotto Estate has been in the family for five generations and in 1948, the brothers Olivio and Gildo, who were continuing the work of their gra... Read more
HISTORY On the periphery of the Castiglione Falletto township, centre of the Barolo area, crowning the Bricco Boschis hill, one comes upon the Tenuta Vitivinicola Cavallotto (the Cavallotto Vineyards) of 25 hectares of which 23 spread of vineyards. Cavallotto Estate has been in the family for five generations and in 1948, the brothers Olivio and Gildo, who were continuing the work of their grandfather Giacomo, their father Giuseppe and their uncle Marcello, became the first people of the area to dedicate themselves to the production and trading of wines. These wines were obtained solely from the grapes of their own vineyards. Olivio's offspring, Laura, Giuseppe, and Alfio continue to produce wine which is made exclusively from the estate's grapes and from the transformation of these they obtain DOC and DOCG: Barolo, Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Nebbiolo Langhe, Freisa Langhe, Grignolino Piedmonte, Pinot Langhe, Chardonnay Langhe. VINEYARDS The vineyards of the Bricco Boschis estate extend over 23 hectares of which about half is given over to Nebbiolo vines for Barolo wine. The remaining part is sub-divided into Dolcetto, Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino and since 1989 Chardonnay and Pinot Nero vines. The Nebbiolo vines for Barolo wine can be found in two historical zones of the Castiglione Falletto commune: Bricco Boschis which is the seat of the wine cellar and the Vignolo zone. Bricco Boschis was sub-divided by the family in 1961 into three vineyards: San Giuseppe, Colle Sudovest, Punta Marcello. ESTATE The Cavallotto Estate extends to the east over the Bricco Boschis vineyards which are right behind the 1800 farmhouse. In the central body of the building, which is not underground, you can see the space assigned to the fermentation. The freshly harvested grapes are separated from their stalks and are steeped and fermented in stainless steel wine vats which contain hl 100 at a controlled temperature. The maturing of Barolo, Barbera and a part of the Dolcetto takes place in Slavonic oak barrels of 10, 30, 50, 80, 100 hl. Read less

External Reviews for Barolo Bricco Boschis Cavallotto

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/13/2013

Cavallotto's 2010 Langhe Nebbiolo is endowed with serious depth and richness, all backed up by the formidable structure of the vintage. Racy and vibrant, the 2010 bursts from the glass with sweet red berries, cinnamon and freshly cut flowers. This is a gorgeous wine that over-delivers for the money. If given some air, the 2010 can be enjoyed today, but it definitely needs food. I very much like the intensity here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/01/2014

Cavallotto's 2010 Langhe Nebbiolo is endowed with serious depth and richness, all backed up by the formidable structure of the vintage. Racy and vibrant, the 2010 bursts from the glass with sweet red berries, cinnamon and freshly cut flowers. This is a gorgeous wine that over-delivers for the money. If given some air, the 2010 can be enjoyed today, but it definitely needs food. I very much like the intensity here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/11/2014

Characteristics of the wine Winemaking: with natural yeasts, submerged cap maceration of 22-38gg. Aging: traditional Slavonian oak casks for 4 to 5 years. Aging: bottle in a year. Characteristics: are obtained from this cru Barolo great structure but with elegance and complexity. Initially fruity and floral and spicy, open and intense. Generally excellent aging. Serving suggestions: red meats, grilled fish or raw shellfish, grilled white meats, cheeses grain or hard cheeses, chocolate, meditation. - Winery



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The personality here is dark and brooding with savory aromas of cured meat and smoked bacon in a leading role. The intensity is bright and vibrant and the longer you contemplate the wine, the more it offers. Following a few swirls of the glass, you encounter sweet cherry, white almond skin, licorice and pressed rose. Still young, the wine shows enormous complexity. Its balanced structure and acidity would pair next to succulent lamb chops or any number of sophisticated meat recipes...96"WA 7/14

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