Poderi Oddero Barbera d'Asti Vinchio 2008

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

$23.00 $14.99
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Item No. 121727
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby-red color, over time taking on elegant garnet tinges; red fruits, bitter cacao and coffee bouquet, which becomes spicy and gamey with ageing, a characteristic of the sandy and calcareous soil of Vinchio. Full-bodied, with a dry taste, emphasized by the backbone and dense texture; full of character.

Critical Acclaim

"Smells terrific, with the flavors of violet, wild berry and black currant taking on a gamy quality. This is firm and intense on the palate, but also vibrant and long on the finish. A traditional style."
90 Points

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(1/22/2013)
A fine Barbara d'Asti just short of greatness
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Learn About Poderi Oddero Map ItMap It

This winery was founded in 1878, in the area of Santa Maria, a hamlet of La Morra. It is one of the oldest producers of Barolo, a family that has kept the distinctive traditional style of winemaking for over a century. Over the generations, the Oddero family has gradually expanded its vineyards to today's impressive 60 hectares, many of which lie in the illustrious Barolo vineyards of Brunate, Rocche di Castiglione, Villero and Mondoca di Bussia. Since 2001, with the help of young and talented winemaker Luca Vaglio, Oddero winery has become one of the leading producers in Barolo.

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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