A Balanced Barolo Riserva with a Complex Finish
family estate extends over 35 hectares in the Langhe Hills
. A total of 16.5 hectares are dedicated to high-quality Nebbiolo, which is used to produce the estate's magnificent Barolo
wines. The winery today is run by decendants of Giacomo Oddero, representing the 7th generation of winemakers from the family. Beginning in 2008, the vineyard team has relied on organic viticultural practices and began organic conversion of Nebbiolo vineyards officially in 2011. The Barolo DOCG Bussia Vigna Mondoca Riserva 2004
from Oddero is a single-varietal Nebbiolo
from grapes grown in a southwest-facing, 1.13-hectare vineyard, whose vines are aged 35 years on average. The fruit is harvested in the first 10 days of October and then sorted in the cellar. Fermentation and maceration take place for 30 days at a temperature of 28- 29° C, followed by malolactic fermentation in December. The wine is aged in 30 hl oak barrles for around 36 months. Only in the best vintages, this wine is chosen to be a Reserve, aging in the Oddero cellar for 5 years before commercial release.
The Barolo DOCG Vignarionda Riserva 2007
shows off a bright garnet color in the glass. The nose is quite mellow and elegant, with aromas of berries and balsamic, along with dried rose petals and Mediterranean forest flora. On the palate, this Barolo wine is remarkably balanced with elegant yet assertive tannins and a long, very complex finish.