Situated at the outskirts of Castiglione Falletto in the Barolo appellation, on the Bricco Boschis hill, the Cavallotto estate extends over a surface of over 60 acres, 55 of which are planted to vineyards. The Cavallotto family are owner-cultivators for over five generations, and in 1948 brothers Olivio and Gildo Cavallotto were the first cultivators in the zone to commit themselves to the fermentation of their own grapes and the direct marketing of their own wines. Today it is Olivio’s children who run the property, using only the grapes of their own vineyards and taking maximum advantage of the many years of experience in the world of wine and the traditions of the family. The Cavallotto cellars are located amidst the vineyards of Bricco Boschis, on the eastern side, directly behind the old farmstead of the year 1800. In the central block, above ground, are located the large space for the fermentation of the grapes; here, the grapes are destemmed and pressed, then ferment and macerate in large stainless steel tanks with full control of the temperature. The aging period which follows for the Dolcetto, the Barbera, and the Barolo takes place in large casks of Slavonian oak located below the Bricco Boschis buildings in order to insure natural humidity and constant temperatures. The soil of Castiglione Falletto is particularly generous: it gives wines rich in alcohol, robust, and very long-lived. The geological characteristics of the various vineyard plots gives wines of different character in each and every parcel, though in a context of a constant search for maximum quality, the trademark of the estate. The informed use proper cellar techniques contributes to the production of important wines, first and foremost three different Barolo crus, all highly prized for their structure, ample aromas, and aging ability. Barolo Bricco Boschis, Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe, and Barolo Riserva Vignolo are considered among the top wines of Piedmont, award-winning bottles whose quality has been recognized and rewarded by a large part of the national and international wine press.
The range of estate wines, however, is a large one and includes many of the native grape varieties of Piedmont, from which Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo Langhe, Freisa Langhe, Grignolino Piemonte, Pinot Langhe, and Chardonnay Langhe are all produced.