Cappellano Barolo 'Pie Franco' 2018 750ml
SKU: 40183

Cappellano Barolo 'Pie Franco' 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Cappellano
An "irregular" Barolo, seductive, of extraordinary complexity and intensity, which conveys the unmistakable imprinting of the Serralunga territory, without posturing and magic tricks.
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The 2018 Barolo Piè Franco is bright, effusive and beautifully lifted. As it almost always is, the Piè Franco is an ethereal Barolo that emphasizes perfume, persistence and depth of flavor, all in a deceptively light to medium-bodied style that is easy to underestimate. There is some youthful austerity, naturally, but also captivating inner perfume and tons of personality. The 2018 brings back so many memories of tasting in the Cappellano cellar in much simpler times. There was no hype over the wines, no frenzy for the latest releases and no pandemic. The Cappellano Franco is one of the handful of Barolos that transcend wine and enter the realm of culture, family and traditional values. Yes, I liked it. A lot. For readers with very sensitive palate, the volatile acidity feels on the slightly elevated side, but not to the point that it is an issue. Many years ago, Baldo Cappellano asked me not to score his wines, so all Cappellano wines show up on our database as NR.

Antonio Galloni, November 2021

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