Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2017
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, game dishes or grilled fish, especially tuna and shellfish. It is also good with hard and aged cheeses.
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Cavallotto Fratelli is a pioneering Barolo producer, just south of Turin in Piedmont, Italy. Established in 1928, the family-owned winery has been producing wine from the Nebbiolo grape variety for multiple generations.
Cavallotto has 24 hectares (60 acres) of vineyards, including a monoploe over the hightly regarded Bricco Boschis cru vineyard. Located in the Castiglione Falletto commune of Barolo, the plot has been organically farmed since the 1970’s. Cavallotto divided this vineyard into three parcels: two plots are blended to make the flagship Barolo DOCG Bricco Boschis, and the third designated and bottled as a single cru riserva.
There are a handful of other wines produced from Chardonnay and Dolcetto with Nebbiolo and Barbera the most important varieties.
Giacomo Cavallotto and his sons Giuseppe and Marcello first purchased the vineyards of Tenuta Bricco Boschis and established a grape-growing business. The construction of a winery in the late 1940s saw Cavallotto begin to vinify its own grapes – something which was uncommon in Barolo at the time.