Cappellano Barolo 'Otin Fiorin Pie Rupestris' 2006
Regarded as one of Italy’s most sought after ‘cult producers,’ Theobaldo Cappellano’s Barolos are both elegant and muscular, with weighty fruit and structured tannins. Fruit for ‘Pie Rupestris’ comes from vines with 40+ years of age, giving way to a concentrated, fleshy wine.
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This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).