IT-CAV-41-13

Barolo Riserva 'San Giuseppe', Cavallotto

Barolo Riserva 'San Giuseppe', Cavallotto
  • 100% Nebbiolo sourced from 3.7 hectares in the central part of Bricco Boschis
  • Traditional fermentation with indigenous yeasts, semi-submerged cap with punch-downs and pump-overs
  • Calcareous clay soils
  • Maceration on the skins in steel vats for 30-35 days
  • Aged in Slovenian oak casks of different capacity for 48-60 months
  • Aged in bottle for a minimum of 12 months before release
  • Average no. cases/year: 1500
Producer:
Vintage:
2013
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barolo
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
99
Date:
2020-07-23

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
100
Date:
2020-12-31
Review:
A dazzling showing that combines Old School structure with finesse, this stunning red offers sublime aromas of rose, camphor, dark-skinned berry and new leather. Full bodied and delicious, the compelling palate delivers fruit purity and complexity, featuring ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and tobacco. A backbone of noble tannins and vibrant acidity keeps it impeccably balanced. 2025–2053.

Vinous Media

Score:
96
Date:
2020-02-01
Review:
The 2013 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe is fabulous. The aromatics alone are thrilling. This is what Barolo is all about. Rose petal, holiday spice cake, leather, blood orange and macerated cherry abound. Silky and powerful, the 2013 shows tons of density on the palate and yet remains light on its feet for such a big wine. The wine's sensuality offers a mirage of accessibility, but the 2013 is best cellared for at least a handful of years. There is nothing like Barolo, and this is a terrific example. The 2013 saw 36-38 days on the skins followed by five years in cask, with a preference for larger and more neutral oak that allows for a more gradual pace of aging in the cellar than smaller casks.