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The Compelling 2004 Odoardi, Vigna Garrone


Last month we tried two excellent wines from Odoardi.  We started with the affordable 2006 Odoardi, Savuto then tried the more expensive 2004, Odoardi, Vigna Garrone.  The Garrone vineyard lies within the Scavigna DOC which is located south of Savuto on the western coast of Calabria.  The vineyard sits on a ridge at 250 meters overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The Polpicello Vineyard in Scavigna, Image from Siema Wines

Stefano Chioccioli is the winemaker with a degree in agriculture who went on to become certified as an agronomist and oenologist from the University of Bordeaux.  This wine received the highest rating of Tre Biccheri in the 2008 Gambero Rosso.  It is an excellent example of blending indigenous with international varietals.  This is a good drink right now but make sure to give it a few hours of air.  Better yet is to cellar a few bottles so that it may reach maturity.  It is currently available at MacArthur Beverages.

2004 Odoardi, Vigna Garrone, Scavigna Rosso – $30
Imported by Siema Wines. This wine is a blend of 80% Gaglioppo, 10% Nerello Cappuccio, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Merlot. It underwent malolactic fermentation then was aged for 18 months in French oak.  The nose was aromatic with finely textured red and blue fruit along with wood box.  With air a hint of tobacco came out.  In the mouth the steely red fruit mixed with inky blue fruit which was carried through on a minerally vein.  The wine exhibits good grip with a chewy nature in the aftertaste where there are medium textured, ripe tannins.  There are some mature bits to this wine but the cool power and good integration show that this will develop for some time.  ***(*) Now-2022.

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