2018 Figli Luigi Oddero Barbaresco Rombone

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Year 2018

Denomination Barbaresco Rombone DOCG

Producer Figli Luigi Oddero

Region Italy, Cuneo, Treiso

Variety Barbaresco

Alcohol 14.5%

Size 750ml

Serving temperature 18°C, open the wine 1-2 hours before serving

Type Red

Pairing Roasted meats, game, poultry and all meats in general, risotto, fresh and seasoned cheeses

Ruby red color with light orange reflections, brilliant. Delicate, intense and gentle aromas. Memories of dried rose, sweet spices and small fruits. dry, soft, almost velvety taste, great finesse, harmony and elegance.

 

Refining and aging In stainless steel containers with subsequent passage in medium and large capacity oak barrels for at least 18 months. Bottled, it ages for at least 12 months before being put on the market

Life It can already be consumed from the second year after the harvest. It is however a very long-lived wine that, even after

8 - 10 years of bottle aging continues to express its great qualities and its noble austerity

Vinification The grapes are harvested by hand with a rigorous choice of bunches in the vineyard, and before the destemming - crushing phases. fermentation with maceration for a period of 10 - 15 days, by indigenous yeasts. malolactic fermentation takes place between winter and the following spring

Their company was born thanks to Luigi Oddero, oenologist and man of great curiosity and culture, deeply and viscerally in love with his land, the Langa. A country gentleman, as Mario Soldati defined him in his 1975 interview reported in the book Vino al Vino, which embodied the peasant spirit and the long-term vision, representing the fusion between the energies of the past and the will to look to the future.

A charismatic figure always tense between progress and conservation, attentive to technical innovations but without forgetting his own family history which began in the 19th century by his grandparents, former wine producers and traders.

 

Luigi, in the vineyard, while experimenting and introducing international vines, always gave preference to the main grape of Langa, the Nebbiolo and kept all the other traditional vines of the area, such as barbera, dolcetto and freisa. In the recent past he preferred to follow the path of traditional Barolo winemaking, continuing to use large barrels.

Luigi was not only a winemaker: the passion for his land also pushed him to the cultivation of hazelnuts, peaches and other typical fruits of the Langa.

 

Today, after Luigi's death, the company is managed by his wife Lena and their children, Maria and Giovanni, whose names are in honor of their grandparents, those who started the company's centuries-old history. Here too, tradition becomes continuity, with a thread that links the early 19th century, present and future.