Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Ovello 2012


SKU 04623


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.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barbaresco
Brand Cantina del Pino
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateNo one farms the Ovello cru like Renato Vacca. The 2012 Barbaresco Ovello is elegant and poised, unlike some of other expressions from this vineyard that taste very ripe in this vintage. His interpretation brings out the subtle nuances and the evident power of Nebbiolo from this sun-drenched hillside facing the Barbaresco church steeple. Dark fruit segues to spice, balsam herb and polished mineral.

Monica Larner, June 29, 2016
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThis balanced version combines cherry and strawberry flavors with anise, tobacco and mineral elements. Still firm, but remains long and poised on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 500 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2016