This time last year, a customer of ours asked us to find him one dozen Oddero Barolo. Unfamiliar with the producer, we looked around, found the importer and got him his wine.
A month later, in January, the Cook family found themselves in Piedmont for three nights as part of a larger European holiday. We couldn’t help but notice the Oddero name popping up on wine lists around the region. For our last meal in La Morra before driving to Torino to fly to Sicily, dad took us to More e Macine, well known to some for its chaotic cellar full of great wines of the region. Digging around, I found an Oddero Barolo Brunate 2011 and knew that we had to drink it over lunch. The wine was fabulous and a perfect match for Tajarin – a signature dish of the region.
As the meal concluded and we stood up to leave, the table sitting right beside us also stood up: “We thought we should introduce ourselves and say thank you for drinking our wine. We are Pietro and Isabella Oddero”. A crazy coincidence and very lovely people.
Almost a year later, we can say we are more familiar with their wines, we are fans, and we are very happy to have them on our shelves. – Ches Cook