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2011 Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco Ovello

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November 12, 2023 - $35



93The Wine Advocate

Bold fruit flavors of blackberry and cassis are followed by balanced tones of spice and balsam herb. The fruit shows a soft and extra plush quality.

93Vinous / IWC

Precise and finely cut...offers an intriguing combination of classic Ovello energy allied with the softer, gentler contours of the warm vintage.

92Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of mature dark berry, leather, black spice and a whiff of tar come together on this full-bodied red. The juicy, robust palate offers mature black cherry, fleshy raspberry, dark spice and licorice alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. The ripe fruit easily supports the warmth of alcohol that fills in the finish.

90Wine Spectator

The lush texture is offset by a vibrant structure in this juicy red. Harmonious and long, with the tannins guarding the spicy, tobacco-tinged finish.

16.5Jancis Robinson


Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.


Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.