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Barolo DOCG Riserva San Giuseppe 1979

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This was a late release shipped just last year or so and easily identified by its massive wax capsule. From the moment the cork was pulled this had a screamingly effusive nose of menthol, mineral, red berry with green walnut, and spiced blackberry pie filling notes. This is round and lush with superb integration to the orchard fruit notes that feather out across the palate. there is real freshness here with almost no development. At the table this is both herbal and sweet, sweetly herbal and jammily fruity with interesting grace notes of casin and seasalt adding a savory element. In the mouth this is still fresh with lovely balance, soft tannins and integrated acidity giving an overall impression of elegance to the layered palate with its balancing toned of fruit and mineral but lacks a bit of complexity that hopefully will develop with time.

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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 Riserva San Giuseppe

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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09/22/2008

This was a late release shipped just last year or so and easily identified by its massive wax capsule. From the moment the cork was pulled this had a screamingly effusive nose of menthol, mineral, red berry with green walnut, and spiced blackberry pie filling notes. This is round and lush with superb integration to the orchard fruit notes that feather out across the palate. there is real freshness here with almost no development. At the table this is both herbal and sweet, sweetly herbal and jammily fruity with interesting grace notes of casin and seasalt adding a savory element. In the mouth this is still fresh with lovely balance, soft tannins and integrated acidity giving an overall impression of elegance to the layered palate with its balancing toned of fruit and mineral but lacks a bit of complexity that hopefully will develop with time.


External Reviews for Barolo DOCG Riserva San Giuseppe

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

1979 is a vintage overlooked in the pantheon of great Barolo vintages. The wines were always smaller in scale than other great vintages but offer an elegant, more feminine expression of Barolo. This is just lovely right now, silky and fragrant with crisp light red berry fruit dominating the palate and turning tarry and spicy on the long finish.




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