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Poderi Colla - Nebbiolo d'Alba 2018

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The Colla family has been a winemaking family in the Langhe since the beginning of the 18th century but despite their long history, Poderi Colla is one of the newest estates in the region. It was started in 1994 by Tino Colla and his niece, Frederica (the daughter of the legendary winemaker Beppe Colla of Prunotto fame).

Beppe Colla bought Prunotto in 1956 and made his first single vineyard wines in 1961. He was one of the first winemakers to focus on bottling single vineyard wines across his entire range. Beppe's calling card became his Barolo Bussia and it remained his favorite vineyard until he sold Prunotto in 1990.

What is now Poderi Colla is the product of thirty years of experience from owning Prunotto and vinifying nearly all the great vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco. Beppe, Frederica, and Tino used their intimate understanding of vineyards throughout the region to buy three specific estates. Those three estates now comprise Poderi Colla.

The Nebbiolo d'Alba comes from a single vineyard on the border of Barbaresco. Because of its location and potential, the Colla's age it as they would a more serious wine. It macerates on its skins for 10 - 12 days and ages in large oak casks for one year before aging in bottle for an additional year before release. 

Producer: Poderi Colla

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Appellation: Nebbiolo d'Alba

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

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