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Luigi Oddero Barolo Rocche Rivera - Piedmont

Luigi Oddero Barolo Rocche Rivera 2016 - Piedmont

Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Figli Luigi Oddero
Region: Italy
Alc: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

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$349.99: as part of any six
$390.00: single bottle
$2,099.94: per case of 6

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.

VINEYARD SITE: in the town of Castiglione Falletto, facing south beneath the castle’s walls. The area planted with vines is 3,00 hectares. Located at about 350 meters above sea level.

SOIL TYPE: composed of grey-bluish marl, with loose clayey material mixed with sand, typical of the Helvetian era.

WINEMAKING: grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted in the vineyard and prior to destemming and pressing. Fermentation with maceration for 15 to 20 days with indigenous yeasts. The malolactic fermentation is carried out between the following fall and spring.

AGEING: in stainless steel vats and then in medium/large-size oak barrels for 36 months. Bottle ageing for 24 months before release.

ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES: bright garnet-red colored with a pale orange tinge. An unmistakable, intense, persistent and very pleasant bouquet. Aromas of sweet spices, soft fruit, mountain hay and licorice. Dry, soft and velvety on the palate. Great structure.

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98 points Wine Enthusiast

New leather, pressed rose, underbrush, dark spice and camphor are just some of the aromas you'll find on this extraordinary red. Full-bodied, with depth and finesse, the elegant, structured palate delivers ripe Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and tobacco framed in firm fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity provides impeccable balance and aging potential. *Cellar Selection*  (9/2020)

Kerin O’Keefe

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Rocche Rivera is a 2.5-hectare parcel inside the Scarrone cru located in Castiglione Falletto with sandy calcareous soils. The celebrated Rocche di Castiglione is located adjacent, and the Pira cru is directly above. Rocche Rivera enjoys an ideal position in one of the best-performing areas of the appellation in this classic vintage. The Figli Luigi Oddero 2016 Barolo Rocche Rivera is stunning, with a level of harmony and purity that makes an immediate and lasting impact. The wine shows pristine fruit aromas backed by wild rose, tar, ash and blood orange. Those aromas hang in perfect balance. The wine is firmly compact and solid in terms of mouthfeel, requiring a few extra years of cellar time to fully unwind. This beautiful 6,000-bottle release will hit the market in October 2020. (ML) 97+ (7/2020)

Monica Larner

Producers notes

The Oddero family has a remarkably long association with winemaking in the Langhe – traceable back to 1878 at least. In more recent history, the name began to find its way onto the labels of the region’s great wine styles in the early 1950s, when brothers Luigi and Giacomo began bottling the family’s wine under its own identity. Luigi was the driving force in terms of viticulture and winemaking, and under his influence the ‘brand’ became established and flourished for 50 years, and continues to be produced independently under the name Oddero.


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