Barolo DOCG Bussia - Dardi le Rose
Price per bottle 0,75l
In 1993, Tino Colla and his niece, Federica, decided to join forces and create a new wine venture in the setting of the Langhe Albesi, driven by their attachment to their roots – those of a family that had been wine growers for generations – and by the desire to build something all their own while at the same time abiding by tradition. Poderi Colla comprises the following properties: Cascine Drago in Alba; Tenuta Roncaglia di Barbaresco and the Dardi Le Rose estate in Monforte. Three properties occupying outstanding sites, each specialising in growing different types of wine and covering a near-complete spectrum of Alba winemaking. Beppe Colla, Federica’s father and Tino’s brother, makes a fundamental contribution: over 60 years (his first harvest was back in 1949) of unique, impassioned, top-level experience in the production of Alba’s fine reds.Tino’s eldest son, Pietro, has been playing an active role on the Colla team since 2007; he was born in 1980 and has followed in the family’s footsteps by attending the Alba Winemaking School and graduating in oenology at Turin University in 2006. All the wine - around 150,000 bottles yearly - is made from grapes grown on the estate, thus ensuring greater direct control at every step in the process, from vineyard cultivation to winemaking, maturing and bottling.
Dardi le Rose is situated in the municipal district of Monforte d’Alba, where it covers a total of 6 hectares, entirely under Nebbiolo. The property is named after the Dardi di Bussia sub-area, which has always been acknowledged as one of the fine Barolo crus. Lorenzo Fantini cited it in his 1880 monograph on Viticulture and Oenology in the Province of Cuneo, and the Atlas of Fine Langhe Vineyards, published by Arcigola Slow Food in 1990, quotes oral testimony on the local historical crus.
Wine FeaturesWinery: Poderi Colla
Grapes Used: 100% Nebbiolo
Style: A traditional, “majestic” Nebbiolo with the might, balance and complexity of a symphony orchestra! Extraordinary ageing capacity. Despite its strong personality, Barolo can be enjoyed frequently with red meat and ground game, even – why not? – with very rich fish dishes, such as baked turbot, or a dinner featuring speciality cheeses.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked, destalked and crushed; the must successively macerates on the skins for 12/15 days at a maximum temperature of about 30° C., and malolactic fermentation ensues, completed before winter.
Ageing: In the spring, the wine sojourns in oak casks for a period from 24 to 28 months.
Bottle Size: 0,75l
Colour: Deep, intense ruby-red in colour.
Taste: Full-bodied and strongly structured, it stays on the palate with supple tannin sensations, covered with fragrant notes of ripe fruit and liquorice.
Aroma: Rich and refined bouquet, delicately spiced, bringing out floral tones, mingled with red berry fruit and tar.
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