2015,Produttori del Barbaresco, Ovello Riserva, $69.99.
In 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way the small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. The first three vintages were made in the church basement, then in the winery built across the square where the Produttori is still located.
Fragrant and full bodied, this structured red has enticing aromas evoking woodland berry, balsamic aromas of pine, rose petal and exotic spice. The enveloping palate delivers crushed raspberry, succulent Marasca cherry, licorice and nutmeg along side firm, tightly knit tannins. Fresh acidity lends tension and balance. Drink 2022 thru 2027. Wine Enthusiast awarded this wine 97 points.