(2009 Vintage) 100% Nebbiolo, Ovello 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. "ruby red intense color with an edge of pomegranate with a soft scent of prune, fruit of the forest with a note of mint....elegant with good tannins, soft and silky, balanced with fresh acidity and an intriguing scent of balsamic.
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) This pretty red offers delicate flavors and subtle power, evoking flowers, red berry, mineral, tobacco and tar on the nose and palate. Firmly structured, this remains harmonious and long on the mineral- and tobacco-tinged finish. Best from 2020 through 2036. 500 cases made.–BS
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06