Cavallotto, Barolo 'Bricco Boschis', 2016 (750ml)

$82.99
Cavallotto has a near-monopole holding in the magnificent Cru of Bricco Boschis, which has limestone-rich soils at some altitudes, and sandier layers at others. >>>
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<<< This allows Cavallotto to achieve a harmonious mix of elegance (from sand) and power (from limestone) within a single Cru. You get both rose petals -- the site's signature note -- and a structure that broods and unfolds seemingly without end. The village of Castiglione Falletto is rich with superstars—Giuseppe Mascarello, Brovia, Vietti, Scavino—and Cavallotto stands easily with the best of them. Of this elite group, Cavallotto's wines stand out for their deep fruit, brooding structure, rose petal aromatics, and incredible longevity.Most of Cavallotto's grapes come from a hill called Bricco Boschis. Cavallotto owns all of it. Thanks to a mostly southern exposure at high altitude and a complex mix of limestone and clay, it's considered one of the top crus of a village known for many great crus. Cavallotto's San Giuseppe Riserva is made from the best grapes from the vineyard's oldest vines, mid-slope. Cavallotto's other Riserva comes from Vignolo. It is next door to Bricco Boschis and just a little lower down the slope. The wine tends to be less powerful and more floral, and is perfect for drinking on a slightly earlier timescale than the San Giuseppe.