Sourced from the lower-altitude slopes within the estate’s parcels in the crus Rive (La Morra) and Scarrone (Castiglione Falletto), Oddero’s Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively a Barolo—at least in terms of its zip code. While these more clay-dominated parts of the crus yield fruit of less mineral-inflected complexity than those destined for the Barolo bottlings, one still senses the elegance and lurking power of which these environs are capable. It undergoes a briefer maceration than the Barolo in order to emphasize its freshness and perfume, and aging takes place in massive 85-hectoliter oak botti for 18 months. This wine displays fine-grained tannins and impressive length, with attractive and effusive aromas of roses, herbal spice, and perfectly ripened strawberries.
About Figli Luigi Oddero
The Oddero family was among the first to commercialize wine from the zone, and through the years they amassed a staggering 70 hectares of land—with Nebbiolo di Barolo comprising over 50 hectares.Learn more
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