Other Reds

2010

Oddero Barolo

Nebbiolo

750 ML

$59.99

Product Description

Variety 100% Nebbiolo Vineyard: Location: La Morra, Santa Maria Bricco Chiesa, Plot 18, Sub-plots 503, 553, 443, 442, 552, 444, 483, 445, 612, 461 Characteristics: 200 meters above sea level, southeastern exposure, 2.7 x 0.9 meters spacing, 4,000 vines/hectare density, Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised training system. Age: varies, with the oldest being 60 years old Size: 2.7 hectares Yield: 70 quintals/hectare Location: Castiglione Falletto Bricco Fiasco, Plot 7, Sub-plots 35, 36, 37, 38, 134 Characteristics: 250 meters above sea level, southwestern exposure, 2,70x0,90 meters spacing, 4,000 vines/hectare density, Guyot upward-trained vertical-trellised training system. Age: varies, with the oldest being 60 years old Size: 2.5 hectares Yield: 70 quintals/hectare Harvesting period mid-October Production About 30,000 bottles Winemaking Rigorous manual selection of grapes in the vineyard. Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel for 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28-29°C, followed by malolactic fermentation. They occur separately for the three vineyards, as well as the malolactic fermentation Maturing The wines coming from the different vineyards are aged separately in 40, 60 and 75 hectoliter Slavonian and Austrian oak barrels for 30 months. The wines are blended in the spring, then bottled at the end of the summer and aged in the bottle for another 6 months before release on the market. Sensory characteristics Brilliant garnet-red color, with warmer tinges developing over time. Unmistakeable bouquet, very pleasant, intense yet ethereal, very persistent, at times spiced, with aromas of truffles, liquorice and dried flowers. Dry taste, with important, full tannins. Notes What do you think of Hemingway? So asked readers of journalist Gianni Brera, who answered their literary and footballing questions in his column Laccademia di Brera (Breras academy) in the newspaper La Repubblica. His reply, in Sbornie prese per sport (Drunk for the sake of sport) on 12/12/1986: Ernest drank Valpolicella because he was around Venice, and in those days the Oddero brothers of La Morra couldnt get their wines to him. But if hed known Oddero Barolo he would not have turned to the liquor which ultimately killed him.

Details

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Region: Barolo

Region Description:

Considered the king of Italian wines, Barolo is made from the Nebbiolo grape in the Piedmont region of Italy. Full bodied, high in tannic, acidity, and alcohol, their aromas suggest tar, violets, roses, strawberries, even truffles. Very similar to, if a little more full-bodied than, Barbaresco. Barolos need to be aged for at least three years in the winery (five years if it is a Reserva), but benefits from additional aging. More recent vintages are fruitier in flavor, often a bit oaky, and may be ready to drink as soon as two to five years after release.