In a Nutshell
Roncaglie, producing fantastic Barbaresco for over a century, provides this fine example of its great quality.
Complex bouquet showing typical rose nuances as well as layers of spice and woodland fruits. The palate is full-bodied, with hints of cherry, dark chocolate and prunes with firm sweet tannins on the finish. The sweet ripe berry fruit makes it approachable now or can be cellared for 20 years.
The Nebbiolo grapes (Lampia and Michet subvarieties)are destalked and pressed and the must is macerated on the skins for around 12 to 15 days at 30 degrees Centigrade. This if followed by a malolactic fermentation which is completed before the winter. The wine is transferred to some Slavonian and some French oak casks (partly new) and left to mature for 12 to 14 months. After maturation with wine is racked to stainless steel vats and clarified with fresh egg whites before bottling.
The Colla family has three centuries of winemaking history in northern Italy although Poderi Colla, itself, is a relatively new winery.