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Cavallotto’s Vignolo comes from a 1.9-hectare parcel of this cru, which forms a ridge of southwest-facing vines along with Codana and Monprivato lying between 60 and 80 metres lower than Bricco Boschis. Vignolo’s soils have some of the highest limestone content in Castiglione Falletto. Cavallotto’s vines were planted between 1948 and 1966, and it’s this vine age combined with the terroir and the organic farming that account for this wine’s gentle structure, purity of fruit and seductive texture. The 2016 saw 28 days on skins followed by five years in large, neutral cask.
In no way is this a lesser wine than the Vigna San Giuseppe, it is simply a different expression of Castiglione Falletto. You can expect a prettier structure and more flesh and succulence when young. Right now, it is a towering, striking young Riserva; a wine that showcases a stunning vineyard in a stunning year. Patience sold separately. – Importer Note
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