Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Ovello 2008

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 123891
  • RP95
  • W&S92
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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.
Rating: 95+"
95 Points

"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."
92 Points

"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."
90 Points

Learn About Produttori del Barbaresco Map ItMap It

Before 1894, Nebbiolo grapes were sold to make Barolo wine or simply labeled Nebbiolo di Barbaresco. But in 1894, Domizio Cavazza, headmaster of the Royal Enological School of Alba and a Barbaresco resident, created the first cooperative, the Cantine Sociali, by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. He understood well the...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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