Federal Wine & Spirits

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2015 Oddero Barolo + 2015 Tenuta Cucco Barolo Serralunga

A Great Historic Past and Farming For the Future
November 1, 2019

 

Isabella and Dog

 

The Oddero winery in La Morra is one of the great historic treasures in Piedmont.  It was founded by Giacomo Oddero in the 1700s. In the 1900s his grandson Giacomo completely renovated the property and became one of the first to sell Barolo in bottles. He also worked tirelessly to improve and promote all of the agriculture in Piedmont including chestnuts and truffles as well as wine. The 2015 Oddero Barolo continues this excellent tradition. Today the estate is being run by Giacomo’s grandchildren Isabella and Pietro and their canine overseer Manhatten.

Meanwhile over in Serralunga d’Alba Giorgio Rossi Cairo bought and renovated Tenuta Cucco.  This is an old property with three vineyards right next to the castle. The 2015 Tenuta Cucco Barolo Serralunga is a blend of fruit from these vineyards. Giorgio is seriously intense about the need to convert farming to organic and biodynamic.  His organization EcorNatura exists to educate and promote these ideas. Giorgio calls this “farming for the future”. The wine naturally and beautifully expresses the territory of Serralunga.

 

The Oddero is here.

The Tenuta Cucco will arrive early next week

 

2015 Oddero Barolo:  Bright light ruby. Violets, herbs over cherry fruit with concentrated texture, Balanced with notes of spice, clove and cinnamon with a touch of orange zest.  Good structure. Very Good to Excellent  43/bottle  232/six pack(39/btl)  439/case(37/btl)

2015 Tenuta Cucco Barolo Serralunga: Ruby. Classic Nebbiolo flavors and aromas with roses, dark cherry, blackberry, spice and a touch of mint. A nice run of forest floor. Balanced finish.  Very Good to Excellent  58/bottle  313/six pack(52/btl)  592/case(49/btl)

 

Special mixed case: Six bottles of each of the above for a special price of $515 (43/bottle)

 

We also have a limited amount of the single vineyard from Tenuta Cucco.

 

2015 Tenuta Cucco Barolo  Cerrati:  Excellent  63/bottle NET

 

Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com

 

           - Peter Hemenway