The Barolo "Otin Fiorin - Piè Rupestris" by Cappellano is a hymn to the wine-growing Langhe region, an austere, three-dimensional liquid. The Cappellano family, like the Mascarello, Rinaldi and few other iconic estates, is one of those that has set the course and marked out wine production in one of the world's most vocated terroirs. Immune to passing fashions and modern interpretations, the Cappellanos have remained attached to the concept of wines that are above all healthy, to be waited for, paragons of what a true Barolo should be. The winery is a bastion of tradition with over a century and a half of history and 4 hectares, located in Serralunga d'Alba, cultivated without the use of chemicals or synthesisu since time immemorial. No words can describe the cellar as well as the bottles that come out of it, sullen and compact when young, but already endowed with an exciting aromatic range. To be waited for, even for many years, to enjoy a renewed complexity.
Cappellano's "Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris" is a Barolo from one of the most renowned cru of Serralunga d'Alba, the Gabutti. The pure Nebbiolo grapes come from very old vines over 60 years old, and the plot size is only 1.5 hectares. After manual harvesting and careful selection of the bunches, the grapes are taken to the cellar for destemming, and then the must ferments spontaneously using only indigenous yeasts. It is aged for 18 months in large casks, without being filtered.
The "Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris" Barolo Cappellano is an ode to typicality, right from its intense garnet colour. The nose is layered and austere, whose compactness might initially intimidate. A little patience, and here it lavishes brushstrokes of liquorice, dog rose and violet, always with discreet hints. Evolution broadens its aromatic profile with hints of underbrush, tar and leather, as well as intensifying it. On the palate, it reveals itself to be a true monument, it has the stuff of champions with a dense matter in which freshness, savouriness and tannin are set together. Very long persistence, not only in the mouth but also in the memory. An outstanding marathon runner.
Clear red garnet
Rich, complex and well-balanced, with lively tannins and long persistence
Intense and austere, with balsamic scents and refreshing fruity notes