Cavallotto - Barolo Riserva Vigna Vignolo
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% old vine Nebbiolo. Southwest facing, 330m altitude. Calcareous clay with sandy deposits. The vineyard is just across a small road from Bricco Boschis. The typical Sant’Agata Fossili Marls prevails in Vignolo, which tends to suffer less from drought than Bricco Boschis, dominated by sandy Sant’Agata Fossili Marls. Thirty five days maceration, controlled low temperature fermentation in cement with indigenous yeasts Aging: 60 months in 20-100 Slavonian oak botti, 12 months in bottle. No fining, no filtering. Production: 6,000 bottles.