Cavallotto 2019 Barolo Bricco Boschis
Pairs with: Grilled tuna
Good for: Enjoying a light dinner and the company of friends
I am from: Piedmont, Italy
The Story: The farm, which was officially founded in 1928, along with the vineyards and winery, is the beating heart of the Cavallotto family’s work. The family personally supervises all of the winery activities from the vineyards to cellars. The 23 planted hectares of the family farm cradle a much longer history that began in the 18th century: Bricco Boschis, then known as Monte della Guardia, was the property of the Countess Juliette Colbert. The current name is from Giuseppe Boschis, the vineyard manager of much of the Countess’ estates, who inherited this land from her.
In 1928, Giacomo Cavallotto acquired the whole Boschis property, and in 1946 his grandchildren – the brothers Olivio and Gildo – began to vinify the estate’s entire grape production for sale as their own bottled and labeled wine. They had learned how to make wine – in addition to the traditional viticultural practices – under the expert guidance of their father Giuseppe and their Uncle Marcello (both Giacomo’s sons).
This tradition continues today under Olivio's children -- Alfio, Giuseppe and Laura, who have continued with patient improvement and expansion of both the quality and variety of their output. The cellars were also expanded: in 1994, a new barrel aging cellar was excavated into the Bricco Boschis hill and was attached to the existing bottling and aging areas, and in 2008 the bottle aging cellar was expanded.
Why You'll Love Me: Expressive and complex, offering cherry, raspberry, floral, iron, tar and eucalyptus aromas and flavors. Shows a silky texture and a vibrant, well-integrated structure. Harmonious overall, lingering with generous detail on the finish.
Wine Advocate: 95
Wine Spectator: 94