Story of the wine:
The production of Barbaresco, which is only a third the size of Barolo, has an advantage over its big brother in that the nebbiolo grapes in Barbaresco tend to mature slightly earlier than in Barolo and therefore is less likely to suffer the effects of bad weather at the end of the growing season, consequently produces a more consistent wine. The grapes used for Ovello are harvested from the best exposed vineyard and has the optimum soil composition. A further selection is then made within that vineyard by locating the portions with the ripest and healthiest grapes. Cascina Morassino is a small, family owned estate and the owner and winemaker is Roberto Bianco, from the latest generation of the family, and he trained at the highly regarded Alba Enological School.
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Area: Ovello is a single south-east facing vineyard of 1.6 ha. within the family vineyards near the village of Barbaresco
A single vineyard wine from the overlooked village of Barbaresco – great value from one of Italy’s finest wines. A massive wine of great structure. A deeply perfumed nose, a firm dryness on the palate and it finishes with great elegance and length.
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