Since 1878 the Oddero family has been synonymous with tradition and high quality Nebbiolo wines from the Langhe 's top vineyards, and it was in 1951 when brothers Giacomo and Luigi Oddero began bottling their family's wines. Located in Santa Maria, a frazione of La Morra, in the heart of the Barolo zone, this distinguished family firm under the direction of Mariacristina and Mariavittoria Oddero has quietly become one of the most consistent and most highly regarded of all Barolo houses. The quality level is routinely excellent and has been steadily improving for the past decade.
The Luigi Oddero's Barolo is produced with Nebbiolo grapes coming from three vineyards located in La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba, all in the DOCG area in Piedmont. This Barolo with its unmistakable, intense, persistent and very pleasant aroma has an excellent tannic texture that completes the structure and makes it suitable for a long time aging.
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: Grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted in the vineyard and prior to destemming and pressing. Fermentation with maceration for 16 to 20 days with indigenous yeasts. The malolactic fermentation is carried out between the following fall and spring.
Ageing: In medium-size French oak barrels for 36 months. Bottle ageing for 24 months before release.
Tasting Note: Bright garnet-red colored with a pale orange tinge after long ageing. Intense, ethereal, very persistent aromas with notes of spices, underwood, licorice and wilted flowers. Dry, full and well-structured on the palate.
Ageing potential: This wine has a very long life if bottled and properly stored. Bottle ageing improves the wine’s extraordinary organoleptic qualities.
Serving temperature and food pairing: Best served at about 18° C in a large balloon wine glass. It is excellent with roast meats, game meat and fine aged cheese.