2015 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo

Highly Rated
A slightly lighter shade of Barolo, pure, fruit driven, and more approachable in its youth.

Sale price$275.00
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A different expression of Castiglione Falletto, not a lesser version than the Vigna San Giuseppe, same same, but different. Prettier structure, with more flesh and succulence when young.

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.

A lighter shade, not light per see but more fruit forward and youthfully approachable, a nice change of pace for Barolo.

Planted between 1948 and 1966, the vine age combined with the terroir account for this wine’s gentler structure, purity of fruit and youthful approachability. The 2015 saw 28 days on skins followed by five years in large, neutral cask.

Region: Barolo, Italy
Blend: Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - "The 2015 Barolo Riserva Vignolo is a powerful, tightly wound wine that is going to need a few years to soften. Its gorgeous, translucent elegance is impossible to miss. Sweet red berry fruit, gravel, rose petal, mint, licorice and darker earthy tones all run through this compelling, beautifully layered Riserva. Impressive." Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

95 Points - "The 2015 Barolo Riserva Vignolo is a beautifully generous and richly layered wine. It opens first to dark fruit, cassis and dried cherry, but the bouquet takes you on an aromatic journey that remains very faithful to the basics of Barolo. The fruit cedes to dark spice, toasted hazelnut and dusty earth or potting soil. The wine is quite interesting and compelling in terms of mouthfeel. The structure shows a tannic pitch that is sufficient to tie it neatly together. Yet the fleshiness and generosity of the fruit serve to give it more volume and dimension." Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate)

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