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WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!
ANTONIO GALLONI 95 POINTS!
"One of the stand outs in this range, the 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello shows the energy and tension that are so typical of this site, but with a slightly riper profile than is the norm. Then again, we are talking about 2015. Although perhaps not the most classic expression of Ovello, the Produttori's 2015 is very nicely done. Best of all, it will drink well with just a few more years in bottle. This is an especially heady, exotic Ovello Barbaresco that needs to shed some baby fat, its considerable appeal today notwithstanding." - Vinous Media
"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.." - Wine Front
"Barbaresco DOCG is produced every year from the 100 hectares of vineyards controlled by the Produttori within the appellation, mainly in the Barbaresco village itself.
In the best vintages, the historical crus are vinified separately. Ovello is the northernmost vineyard in the village of Barbaresco. Rich, clay soil and a cooler microclimate give Ovello its exuberant and youthful quality in the fruit and its fuller body, which defines its distinctive personality.
Explosive fruit on the palate and firm, sometime rough, tannins on the finish, these wines always bring a lot of joy to the palate and deliver powerful structure that needs some years of bottle ageing to balance out. Domizio Cavazza had vineyards in Ovello (and Pora) when he started producing Barbaresco in 1894. It was also among the first 5 vineyards produced as single vineyard by Produttori in 1967." - Produttori del Barbaresco
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