Oddero Barolo Riserva Vignarionda DOCG 2011

Wine Region: Piedmont, Barolo DOCG

Grape: 100% Nebbiolo

Total Production: 2,700 bottles

Accolades: RP95+

Critical Acclaim
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
“The idea behind this wine was to present a Riserva released ten years after the harvest. But the Oddero family realized that setting a fixed time (ten years) doesn’t make much sense in the  variable world of winemaking. For that reason, it was deemed that the 2011 Barolo Riserva Vignarionda was ready to be released now, when it is showing its best. Both the 2011 and 2009 (released at the ten year mark) come from hot vintages. This one is beautifully evolved and elegant, with so much muscle and power for a wine that has already reached early middle age. Vignarionda fruit can be very rigid by nature—closed and tight—and generally needs many years to reach peak maturity. But as always, it’s up to you to decide when that time has come. As far as I am concerned, this vintage is already relaxed, and the primary fruit is still there. So unless you’re a gambler by nature, the best bet is to uncork this bottle within the next 10 years.”

 

RM1388

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Tasting Notes:
Intense garnet-ruby red color, deep, limpid. Complex bouquet of dark fruit, blackberries, citrus and
rose, balsamic notes of tobacco, liquorice and quina, with nuances of forest underbrush and wet
limestone. In the mouth, the wine displays firm tannins, freshness, persistence and longevity

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.