This Barolo is still made in the traditional manner using grapes from only the best of Luigi Oddero’s vineyards in La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Manforte. Hand-harvested and selected, the grapes are crushed and then fermented for 12-15 days with frequent daily pump-over. Finally the wine matures firstly in stainless steel vessels, then subsequently in French or Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months, moving onto a further 12 months in the bottle. The result is a bright garnet red colour with light orange tinges, and an unmistakable, deep and rather pleasant, lingering bouquet. In the mouth there are notes of sweet spices, forest fruits, mountain hay and liquorice, and the flavour is dry, soft and velvety. A Barolo with excellent structure and aromatic length that is suitable for long ageing. Serve with meat dishes, or with fresh and mature cheeses.
Luigi Oddero Barolo 2011 DOCG