Produttori del Barbaresco

Ovello Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.233 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jeff Ames

Owner/Winemaker Rudius Wines

9.2

Just delicious with a basic pizza

Just delicious with a basic pizza

Aug 13th, 2020
Rob Lateiner

So good. Very surprised at how open this still is.

So good. Very surprised at how open this still is.

2 people found it helpfulJun 5th, 2014
Robert Torretti

Initially a little thin on the palate. Given 30-40 minutes of air, the complexity really improved. Great nose of leather, dark fruits and a bit of anise. As the wine evolved, the flavor got meatier and more complex. Served with Mushroom and black truffle risotto and with roasted duck breast, egg pasta with white truffles, and Brussel sprouts with green grapes.

Initially a little thin on the palate. Given 30-40 minutes of air, the complexity really improved. Great nose of leather, dark fruits and a bit of anise. As the wine evolved, the flavor got meatier and more complex. Served with Mushroom and black truffle risotto and with roasted duck breast, egg pasta with white truffles, and Brussel sprouts with green grapes.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2016
Filipe Botton

Excelent, i just love it. Very perfumed, gripy tannins, and medium body

Excelent, i just love it. Very perfumed, gripy tannins, and medium body

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Ben richford

Dark with only moderate transparency. Nose is fine, but the mid-palate has a strong eucalyptus/menthol taste which I really don’t like. Not sure if that’s typical of Ovello or what. Maybe it will diminish with time open or years in the cellar, but I’m not optimistic. Other than that, the tannins have only just noticeable, so the wine has likely just entered into its drinking window, although I’d give it another year or two ideally.

Dark with only moderate transparency. Nose is fine, but the mid-palate has a strong eucalyptus/menthol taste which I really don’t like. Not sure if that’s typical of Ovello or what. Maybe it will diminish with time open or years in the cellar, but I’m not optimistic. Other than that, the tannins have only just noticeable, so the wine has likely just entered into its drinking window, although I’d give it another year or two ideally.

Jun 10th, 2020
Anthony De Blasi

Battle of 2008 with finally a draw. Before dinner definitively the Ovello, during dinner the Bricco delle Viole and after dinner again the Ovello. Both wonderfull wines!

Battle of 2008 with finally a draw. Before dinner definitively the Ovello, during dinner the Bricco delle Viole and after dinner again the Ovello. Both wonderfull wines!

Jun 5th, 2020
Carrie Bowden

This wine was absolutely gorgeous Nebbiolo. Definitely in its happy phase 12 yrs in.

This wine was absolutely gorgeous Nebbiolo. Definitely in its happy phase 12 yrs in.

Mar 19th, 2020
Anthony De Blasi

Mindblowing! This wine has entered its drinking window and is flat out stunning!

Mindblowing! This wine has entered its drinking window and is flat out stunning!

Oct 18th, 2019
Raj Harb

Started angular and tartly acidic. Following a 6hr double decant it was overtaken by a tobacco nose. Struck a nice balance but needs air badly

Started angular and tartly acidic. Following a 6hr double decant it was overtaken by a tobacco nose. Struck a nice balance but needs air badly

Mar 10th, 2019