Cantina del Pino is one of our favorite producers in Barbaresco and his Ovello is our favorite wine. A producer that has always flown under the radar and is one the best values of the appellation. Highly recommended!!!
Before starting Cantina del Pino in the late 90's, Renato Vacca's family was part of Produttori del Barbaresco cooperative. His cousin Aldo Vacca is currently the managing director of Produttori del Barbaresco.
"Considering the untimely passing of Renato Vacca in March of 2020, there is a lot of emotion coming back to this wine: It has always been an expression of Barbaresco nostalgia and romanticism, even when its creator was alive and well, working in these vines located directly under his family house. The Cantina del Pino 2017 Barbaresco Ovello bears his winemaking imprint with balance and elegance that never misses a beat. This vintage offers more density and concentration for sure, and the positioning of the Ovello cru overlooking the Tanaro River Valley sets the wine up for open-knit characteristics and suave softness. Those impressions are amplified in this vintage but are not overblown. Some 6,000 bottles were released and you get terrific value in this bottle." - Wine Advocate
Producer: Cantina del Pino
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