Thursday, June 9, 2016

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca Hosts a Tasting & Winemaker’s Dinner Featuring Oddero Vineyards

From our friends at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca...

On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca will host a guided tasting and winemaker’s dinner showcasing wines from Oddero, the historic winery situated in the Piedmont Region of Italy. Guests at this special evening will explore the wines, which have been carefully selected by the winemaker Alberto Zaccarelli of Oddero to complement a three-course dinner created by Executive Chef Jake Addeo. Zaccarelli will be attending to lead the dinner and answer questions about the featured wines. Tickets are priced at $120 per person (tax and gratuity not included.) Wines featured for the evening are Luigi Oddero Barolo 2010; Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda 2004; Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda 2006,and the Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda 2008. The complete dinner menu with wine pairings is posted below.

WHEN: Thursday, June 23rd at 7 PM. Limited seating is available, and reservations are required by calling (202) 216-9550.

WHERE:    Bibiana Osteria Enoteca is located at 1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005:

WHY: Founded in 1878, Oddero is one of the oldest producers of Barolo. Over the generations, the family has gradually expanded its vineyards to today's impressive 148 acres, 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 the young and talented winemaker Luca Vaglio, Oddero winery has become one of the leading producers in Barolo. Their name is synonymous with tradition and high quality Nebbiolo wines from the Langhe’s top vineyards. In 2006, after fifty years of passionately tending the vines, Luigi was obliged to leave the family domaine in La Morra and create his own label. He took with him his wife Lena, their young children Giovanni and Maria, as well as 79 acres of prime vineyards, including Castiglione Falletto's Rocche dei Rivera & Serralunga d'Alba's Vigna Rionda. With Luigi’s loss in 2010, Lena Oddero (nata Gavrilova) is now managing the estate, aided by her faithful team of Gregorio (winemaker), Alberto Gatto and Alberto Zaccarelli (sales.) Dante Scaglione, ex Bruno Giacosa, consults. The wines are traditionally and respectfully made in stainless steel and cement tanks, before being aged in large Gamba oak botti. Their fruit is grown in the villages of Treiso (for Barbaresco), La Morra, Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba.

Insalata di Carne Cruda
Chapel Hill Ruby Veal Heart Tartare, Fava Beans,
Italian Summer Truffles
Luigi Oddero Barolo 2010

Agnolotti del Plin
Braised Rabbit & Goat Cheese Pinched Ravioli,
Brown Butter, Sage
Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda 2004

Finanziera Piemontese
A Classic Ragu of Piemonte Featuring Veal & Chicken,
Bone Marrow, Morel Mushrooms, White Polenta
Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda 2006
Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda 2008