Produttori del Barbaresco 2014 Barbaresco Riserva ‘Ovello’Regular price £65
Produttori del Barbaresco, 'the world's best co-operative winery' make wine from a lot of the prime vineyards in the village. Nine vineyards are deemed good enough to be bottled under their own name and one is this - Ovello. This 'Riserva' level wine is a clear step above the village Barbaresco. Fuller and weightier, but with great balance, it is one of the top wines of the appellation and demands time in the cellar to show its hand.
Mid ruby with orange tinges. Ripe, cool raspberry with quite a bit of concentration underneath, but still quite closed. Concentrated raspberry and strawberry palate with a linear, precise vein of acidity running all the way through. It gets more perfumed by the second while sitting in the glass. Bags of powdery tannins lining the concentrated, fresh raspberry fruit.
17.5 pointsWalter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, 13/05/2019
100% Nebbiolo. Aged three years in large oak barrels then a further year in bottle.