Tasting Notes: The Oddero Barolo Riserva Vignarionda displays Intense garnet-ruby red color. A complex bouquet of dark fruit, blackberries, citrus and rose, balsamic, notes of tobacco, licorice and quinine, with nuances of forest underbrush and wet limestone. In the mouth, the wine displays firm tannins, freshness, persistence and longevity.
Estate History: The Oddero family has been present in the territory of La Morra since at least the 18th century. Giovanni Battista Oddero (1794 -1874)—and after him, his sons Lorenzo (1821-1903) and Luigi (1832-1893)—began to vinify grapes in the township of La Morra between the 18th and 19th centuries. It is through their efforts that Oddero wines were introduced to the rest of the world.
First, they were sold in small barrels and demijohns, and by 1878 they were sold in bottles through the efforts of the first Giacomo Oddero (1851-1915). Several recent findings demonstrate that near the end of the 19th century, Barolo Oddero was already being successfully exported to the Americas in small oak barrels.
The history of winery today is inextricably tied to that of Giacomo Oddero, born in 1926 and grandson of the first Giacomo in the family (whom he was named after). Under Giacomo’s guidance, Poderi e Cantine Oddero took on its current productive configuration, extending vineyard property, increasing bottle production, and upholding a high quality that today is recognized worldwide.