Complex bouquet of dark fruit, blackberries, citrus and rose, balsamic notes of tobacco, liquorice and quina, with nuances of forest underbrush and wet limestone.
Intense garnet-ruby red color, deep, limpid.
Oddero Barolo Vignarionda Riserva has a powerful and decisive tannins, splendidly mellowed, mouth-filling and persistent on the palate. Barolo Vignarionda is an extremely long-lived, robust wine. It boasts an intense and spicy bouquet. It is well structured, complex and captivating, year after year. The name Vigna Rionda, meaning “round vineyard”, comes from the plot of land, a depression filled with rows of vines, with the whole slope in full sun. Bought by the Oddero family in 1985, the Vigna Rionda, like all the land around Serralunga, Castiglione Falletto and Monforte.
The central and largest part, planted before the Oddero family bought the vineyard, probably dates back to 1972. The highest section with about 240 plants was planted in 1983, and the lowest section with about 300 plants in 2007.
Our family began making Barolo Vignarionda in 1985, producing just a few bottles initially and continuing in the successive years with few exceptions. In fact, it was not produced in 1992, 1994, 2002, and in 2003 only 1,200 bottles were made. Since 2010, average annual production is between 2,700 and 3,000 bottles.
The grapes are harvested by hand into 18 kg crates and bunches manually selected. The crates are transported to the winery and the grapes sorted by conveyor-belt prior to entry in the de-stemming machine. The grapes are moved to 50 hl fermenting vats, where they undergo alcoholic fermentation with daily racking and returning for approximately 25-28 days. Devatting and malolactic fermentation, then decanting and ageing in Austrian oak for a period of about 40 months. After bottling, the bottles are stored in racks in our storage cellar at a controlled temperature of around 15 °C and 70% humidity.
Red meat and hard or matured cheese.