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Cavallotto Bricco Boschis Scot Dolcetto D' Alba 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

There’s a lovely herbal medicinal character on the nose here, a little nettle toned over blackberry and black plum fruit. Bright, light, very clear and precise on the palate, this is made in a rather lean and decisive style that highlights the nice blackberry palate and slightly dried meaty finish. Tiny dusty tannins add a touch of astringency on the palate which shows a bit of dusty notion leading to modest if quite floral toned finish. Small scaled very Barbera like Dolcetto. 87pts

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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 Cavallotto Bricco Boschis Scot Dolcetto D' Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/24/2014

There’s a lovely herbal medicinal character on the nose here, a little nettle toned over blackberry and black plum fruit. Bright, light, very clear and precise on the palate, this is made in a rather lean and decisive style that highlights the nice blackberry palate and slightly dried meaty finish. Tiny dusty tannins add a touch of astringency on the palate which shows a bit of dusty notion leading to modest if quite floral toned finish. Small scaled very Barbera like Dolcetto. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/23/2008

4-6 day fermentation then ageing in Stainless An exotically spicy nose with hints of candied ginger and lovely wild berry fruit notes edged with scorched earth, a little sweet, a little forest floor, a hint of apricot, smells powerful 2+ Light and elegant in the mouth with good acidity and moderate, angular tannins which are a bit drying 2 Darkly fruited with strong prune plum tones gentle minerality and hints of earthy forest floor 2+ Very clean, linear, focused finish with a gentle mineral finale 2 87pts


Member Reviews for Cavallotto Bricco Boschis Scot Dolcetto D' Alba

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 06/24/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/31/2012

The nose showed blackberries with minerals, soil and a whiff of black licorice at the end. On the palate, it was a perfect balance of rich concentrated blue and black fruit with juicy Dolcetto acidity and bitters. This is an excellent value and a great house Dolcetto. I will buy more.


Snooth User: abiluy13
235915164
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/16/2009

Three glasses


0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/22/2008

A large, fruity, fun Dolcetto, rather simple but a smooth and satisfying every day drinking wine, a little tannic, good vintage, good value, nice and fresh, don't bother cellaring, get it open, get it drunk


Snooth User: oivcfhj09
8384819
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/17/2008

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: dista23
79950305
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 07/18/2008

The Wine Advocate's Antonio Galloni says, "Cavallotto is one of the hidden gems of Piedmont. Based in Castiglione Falletto, this traditionally-minded estate continues to build on the success of past vintages with a very strong set of wines. This year’s releases include the 2003 Barolo Bricco Boschis and the 2001 Barolo Riservas, all of which merit careful consideration. Readers who want to learn more about Cavallotto’s history may want to take a look at my recently published article in the Italy Report section of www.erobertparker.com." Great old world Dolcetto. Excellent value.



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