The tightrope walked with confidence. So good.
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.
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.