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Produttori del Barbaresco
Ovello Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Piemonte

This 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.


Owner: Co-operative with 52 members
Website: www.produttoridelbarbaresco.com
Winemaker: Gianni Testa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard Location: Single vineyard Ovello
Orientation: Southwest - West
Elevation: 950 ft
Trellising: Guyot single cane
Yield/Acre: 27 ql
Soil: Calcareous limestone and clay

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 85°F with maceration on the skins for 28 days; complete malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
36 months in large, oak casks and bottle refined for eight months before release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Rich, ripe, red fruit notes
Flavor: Full-bodied and intense with youthful tannins on the finish
Pairings: Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 64°F
Production: 14,000 bottles