2012 Franco Boasso Barolo Margheria Selezione Cavalieri
The Gabutti Winery was set up in the early 1970s when the Boasso family started to make its own wine from the grapes grown in the family-owned vineyards. It was named after one of the most renowned areas of Barolo wine production; the Gabutti area was previously classified by Renato Ratti as a first-class sub-zone.
The family-run company is managed by Franco Boasso and produces wine from the grapes grown on 4.5 hectares located within the Serralunga district, in the sub-zones of Gabutti, Meriame and Margaria. Special attention is dedicated to work in the vineyards in the conviction that great wines are produced from prime quality grapes.
As a result of diminishing yields, carrying out work on the vines at precisely the right time and evaluating the best moment for the vintage, the grapes are used to produce the best wines for ageing. After a traditional vinification process the wines are aged in medium-sized barrels made from new wood. The wines obtained are now exported to the main European and overseas markets, as well as throughout Italy.
James Suckling: 93 Points
The purity of fruit is impressive in this young Barolo with strawberry, cherry and light spice aromas. Full-bodied, yet fresh and agile. Lively finish. Drink or hold