Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose 2013
Benchmark traditional producer with maturation in large botti of old slovanian oak. This is Barolo from famed Monforte Bussia cru at its finest.
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The Colla family has a rich history of winemaking in Piedmont, dating back to 1703. Beppe Colla steered the Prunotto winery to stardom and was one of the founding fathers of the Alba DOCs in the 1960s. Younger brother Tino joined with Beppe’s daughter Federica to establish Poderi Colla (literally, the Colla farms). Their property is made up of three distinct properties: Cascine Drago in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio near Alba, also home to the winemaking; Tenuta Roncaglia, which takes its name from the historic Barbaresco cru and; Tenuta Dardi Le Rose, forming part of the renowned Barolo Bussia cru in Monforte. The Colla’s loyalty to the roots of classic Piedmontese viticulture comes from a family heritage going back many generations. Tino perfectly sums up their winemaking philosophy:- Classic – not traditional .. to enhance their continuity with great wines of the past; Original – the characteristics of the variety and area are uppermost; and Natural – from vineyard to bottle, from grape to wine, with the least possible technological intervention, manipulation or additions. Oak regime is traditional predominantly maturation in large oak ‘botti”
Federica’s words perfectly summarise the Colla philosophy: “Our wines are not ‘high-tech’. They are man-made, with a strong human element, outstanding natural concentration thanks to terroir and fruit and very well balanced components”.
This 7 hectare vineyard at Dardi is one of the sub-zones (soprana) of the prestigious hillside cru of Bussia, located outside the village of Monforte d’Alba. Bussia is renowned for Barolo of great depth and concentration with mineral and animal notes. Typically, this has brooding aromas of scorched earth, spices and tobacco that lead to rich, complex layers of dried figs, plums and prunes that gradually open on the palate, finishing long and sweet. Always approachable in youth, always rewarding with long term cellaring.
James Suckling MW on “The Drinkability of 2013 Barolo”, Jan-Feb 2017 “Beautiful harmony, bright fruit, clarity—these are the defining traits of Barolo’s 2013 vintage, which may be its best vintage since 2008…. and thoroughly enjoyed the firm, linear tannins that gave the reds real dynamism and form. These are young nebbiolos that will please wine lovers with their classic structure yet accessibility. In other words, you can drink them now or lay them down. You’ll enjoy them either way. Indeed the 2013s have a comparable structure to the excellent 2010 vintage, but the 2013s are overall more refined and focused as well as more consistent in quality.”
Benchmark traditional producer with maturation in large botti of old slovanian oak.
96 points , Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media “Colla’s 2013 Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose is a knock-out. Intensely sweet and perfumed, the 2013 reminds me of some of the most profound Barolos and Barbarescos I have tasted. Ripe red cherry, pipe tobacco, mint, dried rose petal, orange peel and anise are some of the endless nuances that seem to develop in the glass. The 2013 is a wine of depth, pedigree and class. It should provide thrilling drinking for a number of years. This is a regal wine in every way. Don’t miss it.”
96 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front “Maybe it’s just loving what’s here and now, but increasingly, I’m thinking 2013 may be an even better vintage than 2010? Dried rose, tar, liquorice, red cherry, spice, sage, and all the good Bussia things. Clean, clear, transparent, pure, fine sandy tannin, raspberry freshness, and a precise and long cool finish, with black tea tannin punching it out. Here’s a magnificent Bussia, with control, finesse and restraint, but no lack of power. Brilliant.; Alcohol: 14.%; Drink: 2019 – 2038+; “
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Barolo, Italy, Piedmont