Region: Piedmonte, Italy
Ageing Potential: 2045+
Perfect with: Risotto Milanese or Truffle Risotto
Why You'll Love It?
Oddero is one of the great, historic, traditional Barolo houses with a long history spanning over 200 years. There are mentions of the Oddero family in La Morra as far back as the 1700s, though the family was likely there even before that point. The winery was among the first producers to estate bottle their Barolo – in the late 1800’s, a time when most wine was sold in bulk either by demijohn or barrel. There are even records of their wine being sold to the USA at that point as well. It was Giacomo Oddero (born 1926) and his brother Luigi (born 1928) who brought the winery into the modern era.
Villero is one of the great crus (vineyards) of Barolo, with several top wineries producing great single vineyard wines each year. This Oddero release sees thirty months in large old oak barrels then another year resting in bottle before hitting the market..
94+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2015 Barolo Villero is another striking wine in this range. Here it is the wine's texture and resonance that stand out most. Spice, lavender and menthol notes appear with time in the glass, but it is really the layers of depth and overall complexity that make the Villero one of the most complete wines in the range.
93 Wine Spectator
Elegant and juicy, featuring strawberry, cherry, rose and white pepper flavors. Firm and well-defined, with ample fruit lining the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2042. 750 cases made