Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2015
: Winemaker Notes :
2015 should be considered as "opposite" of the difficult 2014 vintage. The wet conditions of 2014 continued until March 2015 but the weather improved thereafter and the character of the season was sunny, warm and dry until October. A sustained heat wave struck the area during the last week of June and continued unabated until the 14th of August, when 3 days of thunderstorms brought cooler temperatures. The warmth of the mid-season gave the palate of the wines incredible richness and fruit. The cooler conditions with occasional rains at the beginning of October imbued the wines with a bit of "classic" character, seen in the optimal acidity and aromatic elegance.
Vinification: fermented with indigenous yeasts, macerated with submerged cap for 20-35 days.
Aging: Traditional in Slavonian Oak Casks for 3-3.5 years.
Bottle Ageing: 6-12 months before release into the market.
The 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. (November 2018)
: Ratings :
96 Robert Parker
I had tasted this wine from barrel last year, and the wine was already shaping up beautifully back then. Staying the course, the 2015 Barolo Bricco Boschis shows extreme elegance and finesse. These are the characteristics of what is surely one of the most beautiful vineyard sites in Barolo. The Bricco Boschis cru affords a panoramic view onto much of the Langhe, with snowcapped Alps in the background. Barolo from Castiglione Falletto tends to show characteristics that are very fine, precise and linear. That's fundamentally what you get here despite the more exuberant and fleshy 2015 vintage. This wine is truly beautiful. Some 27,700 bottles were made.
Cavallotto's 2015 Barolo Bricco Boschis is pretty and open-knit, not to mention incredibly delicious in the early going. In some vintages, the Bricco Boschis can be imposing, but the 2015 is radiant and supple, with no hard edges and tons of sheer appeal. Bright red fruit, floral and spice overtones build as this racy, inviting Barolo shows off its considerable appeal.