The 2013 Barolo Barolo Rupestris is insanely beautiful. Here the flavors are dark and intense. Black cherry, plum, lavender and menthol add to the wine's sense of gravitas. The 2013 is endowed with serious power and intensity, and yet it has an element of inner sweetness that adds sensuality. In many ways, it reminds me of the 1989, which remains a tremendous Barolo. Powerful, explosive and tannic, the 2013 has much to offer. Antionio Galloni, Vinous
Although this wine does not follow the logic of the MGA (or official map of vineyard crus) for Barolo, fruit is sourced exclusively from the Gabutti vineyard in Serralunga d'Alba. The 2013 Barolo Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris is a magically ethereal, light and delicate expression that delivers a silky embroidery of wild raspberry, rose, dried violet and crushed stone aromas. The wine shows an incredibly fine and nuanced texture that lacks any overt sense of power or muscle but that instead imparts impressive length, depth and general dimension. The wine shows the richness of Serralunga d'Alba but remains light-footed and delicately fleeting all the while. Drink 2021-2040, 94+ Points. Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate.
Vintage in and vintage out, Cappellano’s Barolo “Pie Rupestris” is one of the most distinctive and singular wines in the entire zone—and in a year as blessed by nature as 2013, it is as monumental as one would expect. The 2013 is a broad, immensely tannic wine, yet it shows no strain of ambition, no overt desire to beguile or impress. There is a solidity and assuredness at its core, an honesty—of structure, of tannic heft, of carriage—that mirrors the character of the Cappellano clan. A vivid, utterly gorgeous nose leads into a densely concentrated palate that—like all of the world’s greatest wines—unites power and finesse in seemingly paradoxical fashion. There is a glimmer of elegance here as well, a distant sense of gentleness that emerges through the old-school roar of structure. That, too, is honest, for it is Augusto’s nature—an intelligent, gentle spirit committed to continuing the incredible work of his predecessors in a thoughtful manner. Give this magnificent, multilayered wine the time in the cellar it deserves. Mad Rose Group