Estate: As far back as anyone can recall, the Oddero family has always been living and farming in the La Morra region of Piemonte, northwestern Italy. Documents confirm that in the late 1700’s Giovanni Battista Oddero was winemaking at the estate. In the 1950’s, pioneering patriarch Giacomo Oddero transformed the estate and elevated not only his wines but those of the entire Province of Cuneo. He increased the estates holdings to 35 hectares of small, distinct plots that stretch across a wide zone from La Morra to Serralunga d’Alba. Dynamic and driven he was also the region’s Assessor of Agriculture, authoring “many of the procedural guidelines called disciplinare that gave wines of the Langhe and Roero their DOC and later DOCG certifications”.
Today it is Giacomo’s daughter, Mariacristina, who carries on his legacy, along with her son Pietro and niece Isabella. The estate is famed organically and is renowned for its Barolo and Barbaresco wines.
Winemaking: Grapes are from 2 vineyards, one at 250 meters in elevation, with vines 15-20 years, the other vineyard is 230 meters in elevation, with 15 year old vines. Fermentation and maceration for about 10 days in stainless- steel, followed by malolactic fermentation in November. Aged in 50-hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months. Blended in the spring, bottled in the summer.
Tasting Notes: Dark red violet in colour with aromas of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, spice, candied flowers and forest floor. Silky layers of all the cherries [red, black and sour], blackberry and red currant are accented by earthy summer forest and a shake of black pepper. Bright acidity and good tannins meld with dark fruit and cigar box spice on plush finish. A great value and super versatile at the table.
Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
Estate Bottled by Oddero