A vibrant nose of plum, cherry, violet, sweet spice and dried herbs. The palate has lots of fresh fruit flavours, including sour cherry and plum with refreshing acidity. The youthful fruit combines with spice and bitter chocolate notes giving a wine of depth and personality with a firm, dry and savoury finish - great served with food, perhaps lightly chilled.
1994 saw the birth of Poderi Colla, as it is today. This was the date that Tino Colla and his granddaughter Federica merged their properties - three major winemaking terroirs, each able to yield great wines of unique character and strong typicity. These three crus are symbolic of winemaking in the Langhe: Cascine Drago in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio di Alba, Tenuta Roncaglia in Barbaresco and Dardi Le Rose in Bussia di Monforte d’Alba. Located in Località Roncaglie (which gives it its name) in Barbaresco, traditionally regarded as the best areas for producing Nebbiolo da Barbaresco, it covers a total of 13 hectares, 8 hectares planted with vines. The name Roncaglia derives from the Latin "Roncaleis" (a former Roman settlement, meaning "steep road.") The vines are grown at Nebbiolo da Barbaresco (cru Roncaglie) and Barbera at an altitude of 240-280 metres, mainly south and south-west facing.
The Dolcetto grapes are sourced from Colla's Cascine Drago estate - where the average age of vines is 20 years, planted at around 350m altitude. The grapes are immediately destalked and crushed, and then macerated on the skins for 5-7 days. Malolactic fermentation is completed before winter sets in. The wine stabilises in stainless steel, and then rests for a few months in bottle.
A perfect match for Italian meat based pasta dishes, carpaccio of beef and lightly grilled meats.
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