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Barolo DOCG 2004

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Ruby red at the core with slight garnet reflections, this intense Barolo has an ethereal nose, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, jam, licorice, and violet. A rich, full-bodied wine, it is warm and quite soft, with evident but ripe and sweet tannins. This Barolo would pair well with red meat, typical cheeses, or game dishes.

Region: Italy » Piedmont

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  • 2004

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Winery: Cavallotto
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Cavallotto:
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

Editorial Reviews for Barolo DOCG

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,110
0.00 5
12/18/2008

Big and fruit driven nose, soapy flowers but not roses, even through the noticeable yet tolerable TCA. Very balsamic and menthol rich penetrating tones that work through the TCA. Big sweet fruit entry then tones of pine notes, tannins start out sweet then turn drying quickly. Real great fruit in there, just a bit disjointed at first though the dryness of the tannins is troubling. Lovely freshness and purity to the fruit on the finish, which is very long with a tender succulence. Real Nebbiolo character even through the TCA, which becomes decidedly more noticeable on the finish. Clean bottles should be excellent in a pure, fruit driven style. 90pts plus potential


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,110
4.00 5
07/08/2009

This smelled big and muscular right out of the bottle and that translated into a rich and smooth mouthfeel packed with fine-grained tannins and fleshy fruit though there was a sense that there was more extraction of matter than flavor here as the red currant fruit was a touch diffuse and short on the finish. With air this gained excellent focus on the nose with tight, high-pitched notes of rosehips and tobacco, and while the palate remained a touch diffuse the seductive red fruit notes with their tinges of roast chestnut sweetness had a lovely texture. Ripe tannins and enough acidity to keep this rather consistent wine interesting. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,110
4.50 5
09/23/2008

Dusty, earthy tones on the nose with a bit of strong rose/ floral potpourri and crushed cherry fruit, emerging balsamic tones, drying asphalt and a hint of burning cherry pie juices 3 Great bright acids with very polished tannins, very fine balance 2+ Great cut in the mouth with a chalky earth tone under dark cherry, leathery fruit with hints of plum skin and melon rind, a bit unevolved but classic 2+ Reveals great purity of fruit on the finish with peach skin tannins, a hint of talc, and gentle balsamic finale 3 91pts


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Snooth User: wine national
147967112
4.00 5
09/13/2009

Cavallotto has always been a favorite producer, and in past vintages it may be said that the wine was a bit 'old school' but this '04 effort shows polish and elegance. This is a bottle that will turn a small meal or modest gathering into an occasion.


Snooth User: abiluy13
235915164
4.00 5
08/16/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Barolo DOCG

External Review
03/05/2009

The Bricco Boschis vineyard is in the Barolo commune of Castiglione Falletto. Cavallotto's wines are more traditional than many: He practices long maceration and ages in large Slovenian oak, rather than the small barriques that are increasingly popular in Barolo.


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Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

The 2004 Barolo Bricco Boschis tastes just like it did from barrel, which is to say sweet, layered and totally irresistible. The ripe red fruit is incredibly primary, and this wine is years away from offering its finest drinking, but it is already very impressive at this stage. This is an especially refined, elegant vintage for this wine, and I can only say that I await the Riservas with eager anticipation. RP



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Ruby red at the core with slight garnet reflections, this intense Barolo has an ethereal nose, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, jam, licorice, and violet. A rich, full-bodied wine, it is warm and quite soft, with evident but ripe and sweet tannins. This Barolo would pair well with red meat, typical cheeses, or game dishes.

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Alcohol: 14.50%

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