A Small-Production Barolo Wine with Ripe Red Fruit Flavors
Situated in the heart of the Langhe Hills
region of Piedmont
, the Oddero
family estate includes 35 hectares planted with vines, of which 16.5 hectares are dedicated to high-quality Nebbiolo. It is with this emblematic grape varietal of Piedmont that Oddero produces some of the most celebrated Barolo
wines of the region. Run today by the 7th generation of winemakers in the Oddero family, the estate has relied on organic viticultural practices since 2008 and began converting their Nebbiolo vineyards to organic agricultural in 2011. The Barolo DOCG Brunate 2007
from Oddero is a red wine made exclusively from Nebbiolo
grapes grown in a very small 0.4-hectare vineyard with southeastern exposure at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. The average age of the vines here ranged from 50 to 60 years. The grapes are harvested in the first 10 days of October, carefully selected both in the vineyard and cellar, and then moved into tanks for fermentation and maceration for 25 days at 28° C. Malolactic fermentation takes place in December. The wines are matured in 20 hl oak barrels for 30 months and then aged 1 additional year in the bottle before commercial release.
The Barolo DOCG Brunate 2007
presents a bright ruby color in the glass, tending towards garnet. On the nose, this Barolo wine reveal intense fragrances of roses and violets, along with damp forest floor and mature red fruit. The tannins are very persistent on the palate. Although quite soft in the wine's youth, these tannins show great promise of evolving fabulously over time.