Color: Ruby red intense color
Bouquet: an edge of pomegranate with a soft scent of prune, fruit of the forest with a note of mint; intense and characteristic as are all Barbarescos
Flavor: elegant flavor with good tannins, soft and silky, balanced with fresh acidity and an intriguing scent of balsamic. Dry and full-bodied.
Serving suggestions: Barbaresco is best served between 18°C and 20°C (64 ~ 86 degrees Fahrenheit).
Food Pairings: Beef, game and stews such as beefsteak, lamb, veal, rabbit, wild boar and deer. The wine has a strong flavor and should be paired with tasty meats and powerful sauces; often combined with white truffle. Well paired with wild poultry as well as strong flavored cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, or aged Gouda and Cheddar.
Barbaresco Ovello Cantina del Pino
Vineyard: Sits at 300 meters or at 1000 ft elevation. On the top of hills above the Tanaro River, south-southwest exposure. Ovello vineyard. Langhe sub region.
Soil: calcareous limestone with white sandy veins
Area: 2 hectares/ 4.9 acres
Viticulture: average age of productive vines is 70 years old
Plant density: 3500 plants per hectare.
Vinification: At 26°C/78°F for 20- 30 days on the skins during maceration. Malolactic fermentation complete.
Stabilization: Natural with no filtering of the wines
Aging Process: 24 months in oak + 18 months in bottle
Aging Capacity: Properly preserved at a steady temperature of 14°-15°C, laid down, in the dark, this wine can keep its characteristics for 20 years.