Introducing Our House Barolo

Introducing Our House Barolo
We are delighted to welcome a new addition to the Justerini & Brooks family, our very own Barolo. Piedmont is a place we are hugely passionate about. We first started promoting their wines at our Piedmont tasting in London in the early 90s, so it seems only appropriate we have an outstanding representative from this region in our House range. Made for us by one of the area’s rising stars, Luigi Oddero e Figli, this is a classical Barolo of refinement and soul.

A blend of two thirds Serralunga fruit with a third of Castiglione’s great Rocche Rivera vineyard thrown in for good measure, this is certainly a wine of pedigree. Aged for 18 months in large used oak Slavonian Botti and finished in tank for 3 months prior to bottling, this is a very pure, elegant and traditionally-made Barolo. Tense, mouth-watering yet demure and measured, this flows neatly across the palate and leaves your mouth refreshed. The flavours are discrete at first, but with a little time and air this gradually unveils ethereal notes of fresh alpine herb and juicy, red berry and cherry fruit. Pure and timeless.

About Luigi Oddero -

An estate going places fast, we believe Luigi Oddero e Figli has the potential to be one of the very great estates of the Langhe. Its story started in 2006 when Luigi split off from the Oddero estate with 30ha. Luigi sadly passed away in 2009 but his wife Lena is now running the azienda alongside children Maria and Giovanni. Dante Scaglione, of Giacosa fame, is consultant winemaker and in 2016 Francesco Versio joined the team as full time head winemaker. Also formerly of Bruno Giacosa, Francesco is considered one of the brightest young winemaking talents of the region. Methods are traditional here, long gentle extractions followed by ageing in large old oak casks for up to three years. Blessed with some truly great vineyards and some of the best winemaking talent around, the Luigi Oddero future looks bright indeed.