In 1968, our family purchased this beautiful vineyard of just half a hectare, located in the high elevations of the area of Brunate. The view of the Barolo hills from its vantage point calms the spirit. Its excellent microclimate is the best in the Brunate area. It is a true paradise for growing vines, especially from the point of view of vine health.
A constant, light breeze in the morning naturally keeps fungal infections at bay, thus reducing insect pests, as well. The vineyard is already spontaneously organic. The soil comes from the Tortonian Miocene epoch. It is a blue-grey marl rich in calcium carbonates and manganese, with a mixture of fine sand and clay as well as limestone called Sant’Agata marl.
The 2016 Barolo Brunate is a stunning wine that shows Oddero at their very best. Powerful and yet also magically transparent, as only Nebbiolo can be, the Brunate captivates all the senses with a stunning mélange of aromatic depth, richness and pure power. Hints of orange peel, mint and dried flowers develop with time, but more than anything else, the Brunate is a Barolo that is all about nuance. Today, it is positively dazzling. Wow! Drink 2026 – 2041. 97 points. Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
La Morra. Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Perfumed, lifted and flowery cherry nose with minerally notes of iron. Subtle, still compact and a little austere on the palate. Truly elegant and long. Bags of grainy tannins complement the long, perfumed, succulent fruit. Real chew and energy on the finish. Elegant and understated and with a youthful austerity. (WS) Drink 2022-2034. 17.5 points. Walter Spelling, Jancis Robinson.
From a tiny patch in La Morra (0.4 hectares). 2,000 bottles produced. Shows some coffee bean and earth, along with cherry and orange rind. It’s juicy, medium-bodied, distinct cut of blood orange and redcurrant jelly with chamomile, a slightly smoky and mineral feel, tight fine grained tannin, bright and savoury on a long finish dense with gently chalky tannin. It’s a more bony and finer expression, but full of potential. Drink 2024-2035+. 94+ Points. Gary Walsh - The Wine Front.