2014

Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d’Alba

Italy, Piedmont

2.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

You could say that the Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d’Alba is a baby Barolo but that would damn it with faint praise. Rather it’s a perfect reflection of a wine made from Nebbiolo that is ready to drink earlier than some seemingly more ‘important’ wines. It possesses all the ‘tar and roses’, silky texture and finely tuned tannic expression that makes these wines sing – but without having to cellar it for decades to enjoy it. Full of cherry and violets with a hint of more savoury Unami notes.”

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£13.95

MWS: 95

2 in stock

SKU: 1059. Categories: , .

Origin

The vineyards are between 15 and 50 years old planted on westerly and easterly slopes. But the essence of a wine comes form the vineyard and long before organic and dynamic farming became fashionable, Poderi Colla looked into the crucial issue of safeguarding nature and the environment.

This was no PR or commercial move: their aim was to make the smallest impact on the environment and the purest possible wine. Since 1995 they have grown their grapes with integrated management and environmental sustainability, using no highly toxic chemical products, only occasional, mainly organic fertilisers and mainly mechanical weed control.

Grape Variety

100% Nebbiolo.

The Nebbiolo is hand-picked, de-stalked and gently crushed with fermentation on skins for 10/12 days, at a maximum temperature of 28/30°C. The malolactic fermentation is completed before winter and the wines are matured in Slavonian oak casks lasts for about 12 months.

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 36 months.

Producer

Beppe Colla's in-depth knowledge and love of Piemontese vineyards made him one of the most respected names who have helped guide the region over many years. He made his name with Prunotto buying the then unknown property in 1956 before selling to Antinori as a becon of the elegance of Nebbiolo.

This intimate feel for the vineyards and the Nebbiolo grape has been shared with his brother, Tino, and daughter, Frederica who founded Poderi Colla in 1993 where they have gained a formidable reputation along with Pietro Colla. Tino spent time in Burgundy and the wines show this influence with perfumed nuances and a delicate tannic touch.

Food Match

Just made for pairing with roast duck, tagliatelle with wild boar ragú or a mushroom risotto.

In the press

Silver- Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 (2011 Vintage)

Bronze- Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

1 review for Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d’Alba

  1. N
    2 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    You take a gamble on lower priced Nebbiolo, like you do with Pinot Noir. and here it didn’t pay off. Drinkable, but falling in short. I found the wine to be quite disappointing, lacking fruit and too bitter.

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