Wine Region: Piedmont, Barolo DOCG
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Total Production: 3,500 bottles
Accolades: JS95 & RP95
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
“The Oddero 2014 Barolo Riserva Vignarionda graces us with a slender and delicate frame and plentiful aromatic nuances that bloom before your senses. This wine has a lot of pent up energy with blood orange, wild cherry, rose, lavender, dried clay, campfire ash and rusty nail. The soils of Serralunga d’Alba consist of thicker clay, and these conditions add to the intensity and structure of the wine. However, the graceful nature of the cool 2014 vintage gives this Riserva a special sense of uniformity and equilibrium that can’t be achieved with the same precision in the hotter growing seasons. This wine hits that proverbial nail on the head.”
Mellow and elegant bouquet with scents of berries and natural balsamic notes, Mediterranean woodlands and dried rose reminiscent of goudron with ageing. Well-balanced on the palate with elegant and assertive tannic texture, long and complex finish.
About the Winery:
This winery was founded in 1878, in the area of Santa Maria, a hamlet of La Morra. It is one of the oldest producers of Barolo, a family that has kept the distinctive traditional style of winemaking for over a century. Over the generations, the Oddero family has gradually expanded its vineyards to today’s impressive 60 hectares, many of which lie in the illustrious Barolo vineyards of Brunate, Rocche di Castiglione, Villero and Mondoca di Bussia. Since 2001, with the help of young and talented winemaker Luca Valigo, Oddero winery has become one of the leading producers in Barolo.