Cappellano Barbera d'Alba Gabutti 2018 750ml - Domaine Franey
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Cappellano Barbera d'Alba Gabutti 2018 750ml
SKU: 05890

Cappellano Barbera d'Alba Gabutti 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d'Alba
Brand Cappellano
Another great Piemonte vine, another great aspect of the Gabutti vineyards. A classic Barbera, feminine in its generosity and masculine in its posture. It is characterised by a distinctive acidity which sustains softness and fruit, and delivers a vibrating tasting experience until the long finale. The wine gives the impression of partial incompleteness, of continuous change; like all the red wines with strong character it takes its time to unveil its potentiality, character, and pleasures. We have always indulged with its attitude: we bottle and sell it only when the right moment has come, and in the best-suited way. Needless to say, only a natural conduct and the artisanal attitude enable us to produce an authentic Barbera, always recognisable but never identical, familiar yet surprising thanks to the ability to evolve as a narration, where the years take the place of the pages.
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The 2018 Barbera d'Alba Gabutti is fabulous. In some recent vintages, the Cappellano Barbera has been a pretty big wine, but in 2018 it is all finesse. The purity of the fruit is striking, but the aromatics and mid-weight structure - both of which lean towards Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo - are just captivating. Kirsch, sweet spice, mint, ripe raspberry and a burst of bright acids linger. I would be thrilled to own this. Harvest was on October 3, very late for Barbera. 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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