Story of the wine:
Oddero is a name typically associated with a fantastic line of Barolo. The family has been vinifying the grapes of La Morra since the 18th century and, under the leadership of patriarch Giacomo Oddoro, has continued to make some of the most respected and acclaimed wines of Piedmont. Responsibility for the estate’s legacy of quality rests with Giacomo’s daughter, Mariacristina, with grandchildren very much involved in the business as well. The fruit for this wine come from eastern-facing plots in La Morra, Santa Maria San Biagio.
Equal parts Chardonnay and Riesling, Oddero’s Langhe DOC Bianco Collaretto is more than the sum of those parts. The U.S. market often maligns Chardonnay for its ubiquity and shuns Riesling for its exoticism. Oddero, rather than combat either prejudice with a single-varietal wine, embraces the noble quality of each, offsetting the perceived shortcomings of the other. The Riesling's minerality provides an energizing framework for the more fleshy, pome fruit textures of the Chardonnay. I would never have guessed that this wine was a blend of these two varietals; without sacrificing complexity, it tastes of a single piece and it tastes delicious.
This wine is designed to accompany a wide variety of foods. I can imagine this wine working well with a more oily fish (like salmon or tuna), pork, and vegetables such as summer squash and zucchini.
|Straw-yellow color with warm golden tinges, full and rich bouquet with notes of citrus and hints of tropical fruits, emphasizing the ripe fruit; full but invigorating. Minerally, soft and pleasant in the mouth.
|A lovely 50/50 blend of Riesling and Chardonnay, this Langhe Bianco sports come-hither aromas of petrol, white flowers and honey. On the palate it is savory and fruity at once - dry peaches, cashews - tart but not overly citrusy, with a powdery texture and a long mineral finish.,
|Chardonnay is a universal grape thanks to its great adaptability and versatility. Another great white variety is Riesling. We could not resist to the desire of planting it. The soils of the Langa gave to these great varieties very special characteristics.