Wines

Cantina del Pino

Piedmont (Barbaresco)

Barbaresco Ovello DOCG 2008

Barbaresco Ovello DOCG 2008

Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo

Alcohol: 14.0%

The Ovello vineyard is one of the premiere sites in the entire Barbaresco wine growing region. Perfectly situated in the hills above the Tanaro River with S/SW exposure and limestone and sandy soil give this wine both elegance and intensity. Delicious now and will age well

Review:

“Layers of sweet, Pinot-like fruit emerge effortlessly from the 2008 Barbaresco Ovello. Incredibly refined from the very first taste, the Ovello impresses for its overall balance and sense of harmony. Expressive floral notes reappear on the finish in a Barbaresco that is unusually refined for this site, where the wines are typically a bit more taut. Elements of the sweetness of 2009 and the structure of 2010 linger on the perfumed, silky finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.

Proprietor Renato Vacca continues to show he has the magic touch. I would be thrilled to drink any of these magnificent wines. Vacca has decided to release his 2009 single-vineyard Barbareschi before the 2008s, as he feels those wines need another year in bottle. I hope readers take the time to check out these fabulous wines. Along with Sottimano, Gaja, Pelissero and a handful of others, Cantina del Pino is one of the very few estates in Barbaresco where every single wine is fabulous.” - 94 pts (Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, Oct 2012)

$65.00 retail per bottle.

Available by the bottle through the February 2015 LCBO CLASSICS catalogue. To purchase your wine, click HERE to check store availability. LCBO #206938.