The Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, now has 51 members and controls more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of premium Nebbiolo vineyards in Barbaresco. Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication.
In great vintages, nine single-vineyard Barbarescos are produced from nine classic premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota, and Rio Sordo. These are the geographical names of sites where Nebbiolo grapes have always been cultivated. The name of the single-vineyards, the total number of bottles produced, and the name of the owners of the vineyards are marked on the labels.
Fragrant and full bodied, this structured red has enticing aromas evoking woodland berry, balsamic aromas of pine, rose petal and exotic spice. The enveloping palate delivers crushed raspberry, succulent Marasca cherry, licorice and nutmeg alongside firm, tightly knit tannins. Fresh acidity lends tension and balance. Best 2022–2027. Date Tasted: Jan 2020; Rating: 97 Points; Kerin O'Keefe; Wine Enthusiast
The Produttori del Barbaresco 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello has a very distinct character that is expressed in terms of its fine but present tannic structure and its somewhat fragile primary fruit. The Ovello dives straight into those ephemeral Nebbiolo aromas with an emphasis on licorice, tar, blue flower and campfire ash. If you consider this timeline of Riservas, this wine brings us through that magic threshold in which Nebbiolo starts to show its unique aromatic appeal and mystique. This is always one of my favorites in this series of nine. Production is 18,741 bottles. Tasted: July; Drink: 2024-2050; Rating: 96 Points; Monica Larner; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is dense, pack and rich. Succulent red cherry, spice, dried flowers, mint and chalky notes infuse the Ovello with striking nuance. In 2015 the Ovello is a bit softer than it usually is. That makes the wine easier to enjoy, especially young, but will be of slightly less interest to readers who seek the energy and tension that are such signatures of Ovello Barbarescos. All that said, the 2015 Ovello is a hugely appealing wine. Drink: 2022-2040; Date Tasted: Nov 2019; Rating: 95 Points; Antonio Galloni; vinous.com
Sandy earthy stuff, spice box, strawberry and red cherry, very firm and grippy, almost like licking limestone and sand, plenty of chew, kind of tense as at now, but fine potential for the cellar. Raw almond grip on a red fruited and earthy finish. Energy here, to come. Tasted: Aug 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $140; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2022-2042+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Very earthy and elemental, savoury through and through, bergamot tea and rose water, cherry juice and dried herbs. Palate and bouquet in harmonious agreement, a wave of flavour kept shy of medium weight but plundering the palate with grip and tension. Etna-like tannin rippling with pumice and crushed rock, sparkling minerality. An immense wine of pleasure, strictness and detail. Tasted: Aug 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $140; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2022-2042+; Rated: 96 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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