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The Cavallotto family winery, now in its fifth generation, was one of the first in the region of Barolo to begin producing and marketing its own estate-bottled wines. Since beginning this practice in 1948, Cavallotto wines have been sourced exclusively from the family's vineyards. The winery is situated on the top of the Bricco Boschis cru, just outside the village of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo region. Traditional in style, Cavallotto wines may not garner as much attention from the wine media as some of the more heavily marketed and modern-styled wines, but they have had the rapt attention serious Italian wine players for years. Being traditional in style indicates that as good as the wines may be upon release, they do nothing but improve with time.

The Bricco Boschis estate spans 23 hectares, approximately half of which are comprised of Nebbiolo vines, with the remaining acreage planted to Dolcetto, Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino, Chardonnay, and Pinot Nero. In 1961, the Cavallottos divided the Bricco Boschis estate into three sub-crus-San Giuseppe, Colle Sudovest, and Punta Marcello. The last of these is situated at the highest elevation and possesses a rather sandy soil, while the other two are less dominated by one constituent.

The estate is known for delivering textbook expressions of Barolo that privilege elegance and significant aging potential, achieved through traditional vinification practices. While this orientation, delivered most notably through extended maceration periods and traditional maturation in Slovenian oak, is a hallmark of the estate, the Cavallottos have not altogether eschewed modern practices. Rather, they have incorporated modern techniques into their viticultural and vinification regimen, undertaking adaptations that ensure the qualitative integrity of the wines. This modified traditionalism effectually complements the estate's positioning in the Castiglione Falletto commune, which is known for producing wines that integrate western Barolo's finesse and the concentration and power of the eastern zone.

Today's production is overseen by the great-great-grandchildren of founder Giacomo Cavallotto, Laura, Giuseppe, and Alfio, who continue to release Cavallotto's Barolos one year after most other producers, in accordance with estate practice.
Wines:
Barolo Riserva 'San Giuseppe'
Barolo Riserva 'Vignolo'
Barolo 'Bricco Boschis'
Dolcetto d'Alba 'Bricco Boschis-Scot'
Freisa Langhe 'Bricco Boschis'
Nebbiolo Langhe 'Bricco Boschis'
Region: Piemonte

DOC(G)s:
Barolo
Dolcetto d'Alba
Langhe
 
 
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