The village of Castiglione Falletto is rich with superstars—Giuseppe Mascarello, Brovia, Vietti, Scavino—and Cavallotto stands easily with the best of them. Of this elite group, Cavallotto's wines stand out for their deep fruit, brooding structure, rose petal aromatics, and incredible longevity.Most of Cavallotto's grapes come from a hill called Bricco Boschis. Cavallotto owns all of it. Thanks to a mostly southern exposure at high altitude and a complex mix of limestone and clay, it's considered one of the top crus of a village known for many great crus. Cavallotto's San Giuseppe Riserva is made from the best grapes from the vineyard's oldest vines, mid-slope.Cavallotto's other Riserva comes from Vignolo. It is next door to Bricco Boschis and just a little lower down the slope. The wine tends to be less powerful and more floral, and is perfect for drinking on a slightly earlier timescale than the San Giuseppe.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
100% Nebbiolo sourced from 3.7 hectares in the central part of Bricco BoschisTraditional fermentation with indigenous yeasts, semi-submerged cap with punch-downs and pump-oversCalcareous clay soilsMaceration on the skins in steel vats for 30-35 daysAged in Slovenian oak casks of different capacity for 48-60 monthsAged in bottle for a minimum of 12 months before releaseAverage annual production: 1500 cases