The Bricco Boschis Cru produces this Estate's most emblematic Barolo, which is crafted mostly from two parcels within this single vineyard. Firstly there is the Punta Marcello that lies on the top of the slope, by the cantina. This cool terroir is known for its fragrant, pale juice and long, angular tannins. Then there is the Vigna Colle Sud-Ovest parcel, lying at a lower elevation and facing south, in the warmest microclimate of the vineyard. The wines from these vines are much fleshier and more accessible when young, with darker, fruit-rich juice and softer tannins. The renowned Vigna San Giuseppe vines also contribute something to the blend. Together these three components form a complete picture of the Cru, at once complementing each other and building aromatic and structural complexity into the final blend.
Although there is the more premium Vigna San Giuseppe Riserva that comes from this site, it would be a mistake to think of this wine as an entry-level Barolo. Bricco Boschis is a truly profound vineyard and the vines for this cuvée average around 50 years of age! The 2016 saw 32-34 days on skins, followed by three years in cask. For this wine, Cavallotto used smaller casks of 50 hectolitres and a little more new oak to help make the wine accessible young.
“All of these wines from Cavallotto deliver a very floral and perfumed subtext that gives lift and delicate buoyancy to the overall bouquet. This is the Castiglione Falletto magic that shows so well in this classic vintage. The 2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis offers dried cherry, sandalwood, bramble and forest floor. The wine reveals a slightly wild and untamed character that adds to its interest and personality. Overall, this is an elegant wine with a streamlined and elegant finish. The aromas are focused and bright. I can't wait to taste the Riserva expression from this site when it is released in three years' time.” 98 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.