Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Vigna del Cuculo 2005
The Cavallotto Wine Company is situated in the commune of Castiglione Falletto, the ground is prevalently of the Helvetian pedologic underzone of the Barolo area and of the Tortonian underzone in minimum part. The subsoil of these hills, geologically marine sedimentary, originates from the middle and Upper Miocene periods of the Tertiary Era and is principally a compact and impermeable clay and calcium carbonate marl of whitish and bluish hue.
Naturally within the limited confines of the above mentioned sub-zone, the various types of subsoils aren't always distinct, but, depending on the course of their formation, are often composites of varying gradation, following telluric movements, cataclysms and the action of time and atmospheric agents. As a result, the burrowing root apparatuses of the grapevines encounter strata of diverse physical and chemical nature. The grapes produced are qualitatively sensitive to the assorted combinations of pedological strata, giving rise to a distinctly unique yield from each singular vineyard and thus rendering possible the production of diverse Barolo wines within the confines of the same farm.