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Barolo Cavallotto

Following the recent impressive scores in The Wine Advocate, we are pleased to offer a limited parcel of high scoring, newly released  Baroli from the iconic Cavallotto.

Wine growers since the 1920s, the Cavallotto family are the chief owners of the celebrated Bricco Boschis vineyard in Castiglione Falletto (pictured above). Classically structured with fine tannins and incredible ageing capacity, due to their rigorous vineyard management and traditional approach in the cellar including maturation in large Slavonian-oak casks, ‘Cavallotto may very well be the greatest Barolo producer few people have ever heard of’ according to Antonio Galloni.

We are pleased to offer the 98 point 2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis Cavallotto. A wine of optimal structure but with already-soft tannins and an open, intense perfume, this Barolo has characteristics of both power and great elegance. Complex and fragrant, it can be enjoyed young but has great aging potential.

Alongside the 2016 Bricco Boschis, we are also delighted to offer their majestic 99 point scoring 2013 San Giuseppe Riserva. Produced from the estate’s finest parcel, located within the Bricco Boschis cru, this is a powerful and elegant wine that is the absolute epitome of Castiglione Falletto.

 

These are two excellent wines from a highly respected producer, and well positioned in terms of price – these wines will be in high demand as we only a few cases available. Please contact us as soon as you can.

2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis, Cavallotto

£260 per 6 bottle case in bond

‘All of these wines from Cavallotto deliver a very floral and perfumed subtext that gives lift and delicate buoyancy to the overall bouquet. This is the Castiglione Falletto magic that shows so well in this classic vintage. The 2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis offers dried cherry, sandalwood, bramble and forest floor. The wine reveals a slightly wild and untamed character that adds to its interest and personality. Overall, this is an elegant wine with a streamlined and elegant finish. The aromas are focused and bright. I can’t wait to taste the Riserva ex

2013 Barolo Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe, Cavallotto

£570 per 6 bottle case in bond

‘The Cavallotto 2013 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe feels magically cool even as the wine warms in the glass. Eucalyptus, menthol and medicinal herbs rise from the bouquet, with dark fruit and savory spice in tow. When you first open the bottle, it shows a distinct mineral character with crushed aspirin, limestone and graphite. I opened a second bottle a few days before this tasting and had both bottles side by side to compare. Both showed impressive results with a pristine level of focus, sharpness and linearity. With aeration, those dark fruit nuances come to the forefront, showing dried cherry, plum and candied orange peel. A few hours later, you pick up on leather, tobacco and cedar wood. This is a fluid and ever-changing wine that is well worth adding to your cellar selection. What a beauty.’ 99 points, Monica Larner, July 2020.