Cavallotto – Barbera d’Alba Superiore Vigna Cuculo
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Cavallotto - Barbera d'Alba Superiore Vigna Cuculo

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Located in Castiglione Falletto, Cavallotto is one of Barolo’s most fabled estates, farming Nebbiolo since 1929 and bottling their own wine since 1948. They own one of Barolo’s few monopoles, Bricco Boschis. Bricco Boschis is an incredible vineyard site, a steep amphitheater with some rolling contours and spines intermixed, perfectly orientated. Viticulture is certified organic. Today, brothers Alfio and Giuseppe Cavallotto are the fifth generation to farm the estate and make the wines. Cavallotto is a classical (old school) estate that ferments the wine on the skins for 30+ days and ages them slowly, 48 to 60 months in large Slavonian oak cask. They are some of the latest released wines of each vintage and among the longest lived.

Organic. 100% Barbera planted in 1962. West, southwest facing plot in Bricco Boschis vineyard site, 320m altitude. Calcareous clay with sandy deposits. Eighteen days maceration, controlled low temperature fermentation in cement with indigenous yeasts Aging: 24 months in 20, 30 and 50 hL botti, 6 months in bottle. No fining, no filtering. Production: 11,000 bottles.

The Vigne del Cuculo is a beautiful middling garnet color, showing expressive black and red berry flavors in aroma and flavor, bright acidity and great length.  Fresh acidity makes this a great food wine, I would drink this from everything from salmon to lamb chops. Drinks beautifully on release, but would also be delicious with 5-10 years of age.
17 Jancis Robinson

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Country Italy
Sub-Category: Barolo/Barbaresco
Market BC
Product Category: Red
Producer: Cavallotto
SKU BC: 261274
Case format: 6 bottles
Volume: 750ml
Accolades: 17 JR

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