BAROLO 2015 BRICCO BOSCHIS CAVALLOTTO
One family, one cellar, one unique hill: the Bricco Boschis and the Cavallotto Winery; a family of grape-growers for generations.
This is a place rich in history where the vines found their ideal home, in a superb microclimate and with geologic structures that contain an ideal mix of calcareous marl and sand.
In 1989 the family acquired 60% of the historic Vignolo Cru and were the first to bottle this cru on its own as the Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo.
Since 1995, the vineyard plots of Colle Sudovest and Punta Marcello were reborn as a “normal” Barolo with the name of Cru Bricco Boschis.
Since the end of the 1980’s, Olivio’s children Alfio, Giuseppe and Laura have continued the work of gradual growth and constant quality improvements begun by their father and uncle.
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.
2015 Barolo Bricco Boschis leaps from the glass with a heady perfume of red and black fruits, accentuated by notes of tobacco, licorice and crushed rose petals.
The warm midsummer gave rise to a depth of fruit that is expansive and generous but not cloying.
The initial ripe fruit is supported by layers of spice, tar and mineral motes that give the wine structure and length. Though young, this is a relatively approachable Barolo which will improve in the bottle over the next decade
This wine finds its best matches at the table, with first courses of prosciutto, salami, Alba beef tartare and vitello tonnato.
The wine is best with second courses of red meat in general, but also grilled fish or white meats, or with hard and aged cheeses.
Desserts with dark chocolate are also a good match, or it can be enjoyed as a “vino da meditazione” (a wine for meditation) by itself.
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