2016 Oddero Barolo Classico

Barbaresco, Italy

Smashing Barolo that is both powerful and poised from a very fine traditional producer.



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About The Wine

Poderi e Cantine Oddero is a name which has roots in the Piedmonte region back to the 18th century.

A producer of great renown, the Oddero family has vineyard holdings in some of the great terroirs acrosss Langhe, Barolo and Barbaresco.  The current patriarch of the family, Giacomo Oddero, handed over the running of the family business to his daughter, Mariacristina, in 1990 after a much-respected tenure as proprietor.

Now Mariacristina has handed over to her children, Isabella and Pietro, as the seventh generation takes the family business into the modern era, they are flourishing as a label that respects both traditional production and a more modern, sustainable approach to farming.

The Barolo Classico comes from some hallowed turf in La Morra and Castiglione Falletto. It's gorgeous. It has all the power and structure you could want in a Nebbiolo, with dazzling bright red fruits and cleansing, refreshing acidity. It will evolve beautifully over time given the chance but drinks surprisingly well in its youth, also.

Mariacristina, Isabella and Pietro
Mariacristina, Isabella and Pietro
Piedmonte, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Location: La Morra, Santa Maria Bricco Chiesa, Plot 18, Sub-plots 503, 553, 443, 442, 552, 444, 483, 445, 612, 461
Characteristics: 200 meters above sea level, southeastern exposure, 2.7 x 0.9 meters spacing, 4,000 vines/hectare density, Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised training system.
Age: varies, with the oldest being 60 years old
Size: 2.7 hectares
Yield: 70 quintals/hectare

Location: Castiglione Falletto Bricco Fiasco, Plot 7, Sub-plots 35, 36, 37, 38, 134 Characteristics: 250 meters above sea level, southwestern exposure, 2,70x0,90 meters spacing, 4,000 vines/hectare density, Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised training system.
Age: varies, with the oldest being 60 years old
Size: 2.5 hectares
Yield: 70 quintals/hectare

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Oddero's organic vineyards
Piedmonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Cherry and almond biscotti, menthol and mint, panettone (and so really smells like that!), iron. It’s juicy, strawberry and red cherry, fine cool acidity, perfumed fresh herbs, powdery brick dust tannin, distinct ‘mineral’ feel, and a finish that’s very long, and beautifully defined. Delicate, almost. A quiet achiever. Almost certainly has more to say. Stuff some in the cellar." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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