Oddero Barolo 2015Tabula Rasa
100% Nebbiolo, certified organic, from a storied producer in La Morra. Piedmont
From the importer Oliver McCrum:
What makes fine wine? Great vineyard sites and great winemaking. Oddero is an amazing Barolo producer because a) they have an extraordinary collection of legendary sites (including Brunate, Bussia, and Vignarionda, and Gallina in Barbaresco), and b) because they use the winemaking style that best allows these sites to express their quality and character, what you might call the ‘clean traditional’ style. This style of winemaking is best because it exalts the flavors in the grapes without adding winemaking flavors (like oak, or spoilage flavors) that get in the way.