Poderi Colla Barolo Dardi le Rose 2016
100% Nebbiolo. You cannot write a better story for an estate than the one for Poderi Colla. The Colla family has been involved in making wine in the Langhe since the very beginning of the 18th century. However, this is one of the newest estates in the region as it was started in 1994 by Tino Colla and his niece, Frederica, the daughter of the legendary winemaker, Beppe Colla. What is most interesting about this estate is that given the experience of owning Prunotto for over 30 years and vinifying nearly all the great vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco, instead of buying many different crus with the money from the sale, they decided to buy three very specific estates: including one of the great Barolo crus, Dardi le Rose. Beppe Colla's favorite vineyard! Dardi le Rose is a broken down and unlived-in, mansion-sized farmhouse at the base of the hill inside the Dardi sub-zone of the cru, Bussia. The hill faces south, southwest face, subdivided into seven sections that rise to about fifty meters on a very steep calcareous marl and sand hill—not atypical bedrock and soil for a vineyard in these parts. It looks nearly the same as many other vineyards in the area, but its quality can’t be assessed by sight alone; it’s about the taste and the magic captured in the wines. With the Collas being one of the oldest and most established families in Piedmont, their wines somehow remain under the radar. That is about to change and we are happy to bring about that change. Wine connoisseurs who enjoy transparent, classically made Barolo and Barbaresco will want to check these wines out!