Figli Luigi Oddero 2017 Barbaresco, Rombone, DOCG
Item Number: 15442
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbaresco DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Rombone
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone-clay marls and sandstone
Elevation: 300 meters
The family rents a 2.5-hectare parcel of 30-year-old Nebbiolo in the renowned Barbaresco cru of Rombone in Treiso near the summit of the slope at around 300 meters altitude. Their version of this cru spends 18 months in a single enormous 85-hectoliter oak cask, plus an additional year resting in bottle before its release. It is not fined or filtered.
The 2017 is gorgeous, showing the exceptionally refined touch that Dante and Francesco have brought to the Oddero operation—one which expresses the estate’s traditional sensibility through an exceptionally and instinctively sensitive lens.
93pts (2018 Vintage) Wine Advocate 6/17/2021
"The Figli Luigi Oddero 2018 Barbaresco Rombone opens to tart cherry fruit and plum, with some sweet earthy tones or tobacco at the back. The wine feels rich and well concentrated to the palate, with a touch of extra ripeness that comes as a surprise for a vintage that was relatively cool and cloudy overall. If you love the bright primary flavors of Nebbiolo, this wine delivers them in troves."