Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe Riserva 2010 3L

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The Cavallotto family claims sole ownership of the beautiful Bricco Boschis cru in the Castiglione Falletto district (also home to Azelia), where they have been growing Nebbiolo since 1929 and bottling their own wine since 1948. Alfio, Giuseppe and Laura Cavallotto successfully continue the family tradition started five generations ago, expertly transforming the grapes grown exclusively from their holdings into the most classic expressions of Castiglione Falletto. The family's richly structured wines place emphasis on elegance and longevity, attributable to excellent vineyards in the Bricco Boschis and Vignolo crus and traditional long maturation periods in large Slovenian-oak casks. Steadfast devotion to tradition combined with a high regard and respect for modern viticultural and winemaking techniques result in complex and elegant Baroli that are released for sale only when they have acquired perfect maturity.

The estate produces three Baroli: two riservas and a Bricco Boschis bottling. The Vignolo cru, sloping 60-80 meters lower in altitude than the adjacent Bricco Boschis holding, shows a 'creamy' flesh. This wine here is the estate's selection of the finest vineyard within the Bricco Boschis cru which is called San Giuseppe; it is considered the epitome of Castiglione Falletto...a powerful, majestic wine of absolute authority whose sweetness comes with time.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Cavallotto
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Wine AdvocateHere is a beautiful wine for the ages. The 2010 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe captures the timeless beauty and balance of the vintage with exuberance and authenticity. The wine makes a delicate but lasting impression on the senses with lingering tones of wild berry, licorice and white truffle. All the aromas are pegged to a concrete sense of place. There is a savory and warm side to the bouquet that builds in momentum. This is a very pretty wine that will embrace many long years of cellar aging. Drink 2018 - 2035

Monica Larner, August 31, 2017
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Wine SpectatorAn old-school style, this complex red features an array of cherry, berry, leather, tobacco and underbrush flavors, backed by a dense, beefy structure. Long and powerful, with a savory, saline aftertaste. Shows ample fruit up front, but should be better in two to three years. Best from 2019 through 2036. 550 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, February 28, 2017