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.
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.
Drink now and over the next 36 months.
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.
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