Cavallotto Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

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About This Wine

The fruit for Cavallotto's Langhe-designated bottling is 100% Castiglione Falletto Nebbiolo and so could be labelled as Barolo. One sip and you wonder why the Cavallotto's don't sell this as Barolo! The reason they don't is simple: they need to produce a Nebbiolo Langhe for their markets and yet the only Nebbiolo vines they own are in Barolo. So they must 'fashion' a Nebbiolo from these vines. To be specific, the grapes come from both younger, sub-25 year old vines in the Bricco Boschis and Vignolo crus as well as 50-60 year old vines from two smaller Estate plots in the Codana and Pernanno crus also in Castiglione. Again, here is a wine that offers the kind of dense fruit and flowing smoothness that can only come from ripe fruit and low yields. It sees 17-18 months in botti before being bottled without filtration. It offers wonderful perfume and layer upon layer of completely seductive, sweet and complex Nebbiolo fruit in the mouth.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Langhe
Brand Cavallotto
Vintage 2016

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