Cavallotto owns 90 percent of Barolo’s Bricco Boschis MGA (Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive), thanks to a shrewd purchase in 1928 by Giacomo Cavallotto. In 1989, the family added a sizable portion of the Vignolo MGA to its holdings, for a total of 57 contiguous acres of vineyards. Its Barolo Bricco Boschis is sourced from three parcels on the hillside: Colle Sudovest, Punta Marcello and San Giuseppe. Fermentation has evolved in the cellar from wood to cement to stainless-steel tanks, with the addition of roto-fermenters adapted to a slow maceration—35 days in the case of this 2016, which aged three years in 2,000- to 10,000-liter casks of Slavonian oak.
The core of cherry and currant is framed by notes of hay, eucalyptus and wild thyme, with a solid structure that leaves a dusty feel, offset by the sweet, ripe fruit. Balanced overall, this is built for the long haul. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,000 cases imported.—Bruce Sanderson
- Piedmont, Italy
- Issue Date:
- March 31, 2021