From the brilliant 2016 vintage, this is classic Barolo with vivid fruit, wild berry, rose, aniseed and herbs. Precise and focussed with a lingering intensity.
The grapes come from a selection of different vineyards across Barolo. Each plot is vinified separately, fermentation and maceration in stainless steel for 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28-29°C, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wines are aged in 40, 60 and 75 hectoliter Slavonian and Austrian oak barrels for 30 months. In Spring the matured wines are blended and then towards the end of the summer they are bottled. The wine then ages a further 6 months in bottle before release.
Poderi e Cantine Oddero was established in the late 18th century by the Oddero family, who have lived in La Morra since the first half of that century. In the 1890s, Giovanni Battista Oddero began vinifying grapes, which lead to the winery’s establishment. Later, his sons, Lorenzo and Luigi followed in his footsteps. It was the first Giacomo Oddero, who started selling wine in bottles. Yet, in the story of Oddero, one cannot pass up the second Giacomo Oddero, who renovated the ancient farm and began elevating the quality and prestige of the region’s wine. Today, his legacy lives on through his daughter, Mariacristina, and his grandchildren, Isabella and Pietro, who represent the seventh generation of vinicultural tradition.