Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva "Ovello" DOCG 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 95] [RP 93-95] [WS 93]

Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva "Ovello" DOCG 2014
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 95] [RP 93-95] [WS 93]


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About the Winery:
Produttori del Barbaresco is a legendary cooperative founded in the late nineteenth century and is the benchmark for the region's gorgeous wines. 

Here's what Wine Advocate's Monica Larner had to say about this winery:
"This important estate has been making the cru selections since 1978 and the house philosophy is to make them all, or not make them at all. General Manager Aldo Vacca says the co-operative counts 54 members, of which four joined the group within the past three years. Produttori del Barbaresco counts a total of 100 hectares (for an average annual bottle production of 500,000). Each individual farm is very small in size.

The cooperative's access to many small vineyards allows Produttori del Barbaresco to take advantage of the best grapes at the best prices.

 

About the Wine:

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard size: 20.3 hectares (50 acres)
Vineyard exposure: south - west / south east
Soil: calcareous limestone and clay
Vinification: fermentation at 30°c (85°f), 28 days of skin contact time, malolactic completed
Ageing: 36 months in large oak barrels and 12 months in bottles
Bottling date: april 2017
Total production: 17,160 bottles and 1,420 magnums
Vintage: medium body vintage with intense spicy fruit, tight, powerful tannins and long finish
Vineyard character: full body vintage with intense and rich fruit, ripe, powerful tannins and long finish
Longevity: 20 years from the vintage
Vineyard owners: Audasso, Cavallo, Cravanzola, Gonella, Grasso, Maffei, Odore, Sarotto, Unio, Vacca, Varaldo
Food matches: fresh egg-pasta dishes, risotto, white and red meat, game, venison, cheeses
Soil: Calcareous limestone and clay

Ratings & Reviews


95 Points - Vinous Media:
"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 s an unusually dense, packed Ovello. It should be terrific in another few years' time." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2018)

93-95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"My preview tasting of the 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello reveals a wine of beautiful intensity and impressive potential. The cooler 2014 summer season has helped to develop greater acidity that holds the fiber of this wine tightly together. The 2013 vintage is velvetier in comparison, with looser stitching in its fiber. Instead, the 2014 vintage shows a very polished, firm and tonic personality. I tasted this sample after bottling, but the wine will hit the market toward the end of this year. This Barbaresco Riserva will require extra cellar time to relax and unwind." - Monica Larner (Jun 2018)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Balsamic aromas of menthol, wild thyme and juniper complement the black cherry core of this muscular red, with dense tannins lending support. Though a bit more severe now than its peers, this is balanced overall and will age well. Best from 2022 through 2042." - BS (June 12, 2019)