"The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is bright and piercing, as it so often is, and yet it also has more than enough fruit to fill out its
mid-weight, energetic frame. Pine, mint, crushed rocks and sweet red plum build into the huge, piercing finish. The Ovello is another wine in this range that demands patience. Even in the early going it is super impressive. The 2014 is an unusually dense, packed Ovello. It should be terrific in another few years' time."~AG
"The 21 acre vineyard is located on the far north end of the ridge. The higher clay levels in this soil give the wine strong ripe fruit notes. Considered a "Tom boy" of a wine, Ovello has a rougher edge to its tannins in its youth, but they become more integrated part of the wine's personality as it ages. Ovello has an aging potential of 20 years. The first vintage of Ovello was produced in 1967. Ruby red color. On the nose it is rich and ripe with notes of red fruits. The structure is full-bodied and intense with youthful tannins on the finish. Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses. 14,000 bottles produced."~Winery Notes
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Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation and an annual production of over 500,000 bottles. Its vineyards amount to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area. Each member is in full control of their land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with the skill and dedication they have honed over generations.
Playing a key role in elevating the quality level of Barbaresco over the years, Produttori del Barbaresco produces a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe, a Barbaresco blend and nine single vineyard wines produced in premier vineyards: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota and Rio Sordo.