Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Ovello 2008
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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Ovello is a ruby red color and has a bouquet that is rich and ripe with red fruit notes. Full-bodied and intense with youthful tannins on the finish.
Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses.
"The Produttori’s 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is a reference point wine for the village, even if, in truth, Ovello is a fairly diverse zone with many exposures. Firm, steely tannins support a core of expressive fruit in this vibrant, energetic Barbaresco. The 2008 is going to require considerable patience, but it is striking, even today. Sweet floral notes reappear on the vivid, utterly breathtaking finish, adding lift, precision and vibrancy. This is a stunning wine from the Produttori. The style is built on tension, energy and focus; in other words, all the qualities Ovello is known for. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2048.
The Wine Advocate
"Produttori's members control 16 of the 21 acres of Ovello, a southwest- and west-facing cru that produced a quiet Barbaresco in 2008. The meaty tannins hint at high tones of mushrooms and vibrant cherry scents, with powerful fruit tones riding underneath. This is approachable after several hours in a decanter, and will benefit from cellar time."
Wine & Spirits
"The bright cherry core is surrounded by tobacco and spice in this well-structured red. Tightens up, but ends with a sweet and savory licorice chewiness."
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