2013 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo Museum Release

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A minuscule museum release of a big brooding Barolo from an exceptional vintage.

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A special one off re-release of this wine in Australia, it’s quite exciting for us to be able to offer this wine, with a bit more maturity. Considering epic Barolo such as this generally needs years in the cellar to open and be fully appreciated, not having to wait so long is a treat for the lucky few who grab one.

From a 1.9-hectare parcel of this Cru, which forms a ridge of southwest-facing vines along with Codana and Monprivato and lies between 60 and 80 metres lower than Bricco Boschis. Vignolo has some of the highest limestone content in Castiglione Falletto. Planted between 1948 and 1966, this wine is from some exceptionally mature vines.

A dense and imposing vintage, this wine will still need a few years, but rest assured it will be well worth the wait.

We're delighted to also be able to offer a re-release of Vignolo from the 2013 vintage. This saw 36-38 days on skins followed by five years in cask. It’s a classical expression of this wonderful vintage.

94 Points - "A big, dense wine the 2013 Barolo Riserva Vignolo is going to need quite a bit of time to be at its best. Today, it is decidedly dark and brooding. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, iron, leather and spice add to that impression. Time in the glass brings out a super-classic profile of rose petal and tar, but the 2013 remains quite imposing. I can't remember a Vignolo with this much sheer brawn. Readers will have to be patient , but there is certainly plenty to look forward to." Antonio Galloni, June 2020 (Vinous)

95 Points - "The 2013 Barolo Riserva Vignolo surprises for the sheer darkness and saturation of its color. Upfront and without too much bother, the wine offers immediate richness and concentration with dark berry fruit, plum and dried cherry. There is a lot of intensity here, but the wine is more horizontal and broad in character than it is vertical per se. In other words, it shows a heavy center of gravity, and its very character is focused on richness and power." Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate)

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