2016 Oddero Barolo Villero

Barolo, Italy

Phenomenal vintage for this benchmark Villero. 97 points, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)



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The tightrope walked with confidence. So good.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Dense, savoury Barolo with red and black fruit core and leathery tannins. But for all its power and longevity it has welcoming aromatics and a supple palate.

Villero is one of the great crus (vineyards) of Barolo, with several top wineries producing great single vineyard wines each year. This Oddero release sees thirty months in large old oak barrels then another year resting in bottle before hitting the market..

Don't be in a hurry to drink, as this will be at its best in 5-10 years or so, with plenty left in the tank after that.

About Oddero

Poderi e Cantine Oddero is a name which has roots in the Piemonte 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 Oddero family
The Oddero family
Barolo, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Town : Castiglione Falletto, Sheet no. 7, Particle n. 132
Properties: altitude 240 m asl, South-East exposure, planting distance 2.70x0.90m, density 4300 vines / ha, Guyot training system in the espalier system.
Age : 53 years
Hectares : 0.80 ha
Yield / ha : 60 q / ha

Harvest period
First ten days of October

3800/4000 bottles

Great care and attention to the cultivation of the vine, strict manual selection of the grapes both in the vineyard and in the cellar on a conveyor belt; very soft destemming and pressing, with shelling machine, fermentation and maceration for about 25 days.
In 40 hl oak barrels, for a duration of 30 months. Bottling at the end of summer, further refinement in the bottle, before being marketed for one year.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Bright, deep, spicy cherry and plum, dried rose/potpourri, new leather, biscotti. Tight rolls of juicy fruit, though ferrous and very mineral too, dense graphite tannin, and more of that beautiful sweet tannin on a very long finish. Tense and structured, yet generous in flavour. The tightrope walked with confidence. So good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Another 2016 Barolo success

    Vintage and vineyard both at work, fantastic Barolo

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