In a Nutshell
Fine and complex, combining classic Pinot Noir characters with Piemontese terroir.
A complex, savoury nose with a lively bouquet of raspberries, strawberries and a hint of white pepper. The palate has a very appealing, gentle, silky texture with ripe red fruit, fresh acidity and a hint of oak - lifted and lightly minty on the finish. An elegant and complex expression of Pinot Noir - classically European with abundant fruit.
The hand harvested grapes are placed in small baskets and taken to the winery where they are immediately destalked and pressed. Fermentation is carried out with maceration on the skins lasting for 8 to 10 days (maximum temperature 30 degrees Centigrade). This is followed by malolactic fermentation which is completed before the winter. The wine is matured in Slavonian and French oak casks, partly new, for 8 to 12 months.
The Colla family has three centuries of winemaking history in northern Italy although Poderi Colla, itself, is a relatively new winery.