Barbaresco Roncaglie 2019
Vigne Vecchie 2014
Barolo Bussia 'Dardi le Rose' 2018
The Collas are one of the oldest and most established families in
Piedmont, and yet their wines somehow remain under the radar. Over the last few
vintages, quality has been especially strong. Readers who enjoy transparent,
classically made Barolo and Barbaresco will want to check these wines out.
The Colla's have a little over six hectares in the
Bussia hamlet of Dardi which historically was part of Bussia Soprana. Pietro's
uncle, the late and legendary Beppe Colla, made the famous 1961 Prunotto Bussia
from these vines, the first single vineyard wine in Barolo, and in doing so
pioneered the concept of cru Barolo (and Barbaresco). Bussia is renowned for
Barolo of great depth and concentration that rewwards long term cellaring.
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.