Made up of three farms that encompass great Crus in Alba, Barbaresco and Barolo. Beppe Colla was responsible for Prunotto’s rise to fame and it was his daughter and younger brother that started the family farms. Poderi Colla offers a slightly more modern take on Barbaresco, there is a bit of extra fruit weight and density but the wines still last a very long time.
I was fortunate enough to have cause to open a bottle of this wine late in 2017 at Matteo’s. It is gorgeous. Delicate, pure, tar n roses, purple fruits. Strong tannins over an elegant and lengthy palate. Decanting was a good idea and our last glass was the best. The future of this wine is strong but it is approachable.
Often overshadowed by the more famous Barolo. Barbaresco is also 100% Nebbiolo but only requires 2 years aging (4 for Riserva). The vintages seem to be the same for both regions but the Barbaresco wines tend to be more elegant and of lighter body. The villages here are Treviso, Nieve and Barbaresco.
Famously producing long lived red wines. Light of colour, but abundant in tannin from Barolo, Barbaresco and various other local wines. This is the variety that defines the region. Typical flavours include: Tar, roses, anise, cherry, blackberry and truffle.