Oddero Barolo Bussia Vigna Mondoca Riserva 2012
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 1700’s 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 wines were 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. They renovated their ancient farmhouse as well as elevated their quality and extended their vineyard holdings. For years, the estate has quietly sold a good portion of their wines to a loyal clientele, much of it to restaurants in Italy. As such, they have remained somewhat under-the-radar amongst the tier of traditional Baroli.
Mellow and elegant bouquet with scents of berries and natural balsamic notes, Mediterranean woodlands, and dried rose reminiscent of goudron with aging. Well-balanced on the palate with elegant and assertive tannic texture, long and complex finish.
The 2012 Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca shows delicate intensity and long staying power. This is a classic Barolo that opens to delicate and pristine fruit aromas. This graceful wine should age well, preserving its ethereal and fragile elegance.
Shows cherry and plum flavors, offering coconut, vanilla and toasty notes. Tar and leather accents peek through as this red settles into a long finish, with dusty tannins. An oaky style. Best from 2022 through 2036.