2016 Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglie (750ml)15 1 0 0
"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." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
Roncaglie is a steep vineyard that is amphitheater-like and perfectly situated facing south to southwest. It is composed of calcareous marl and sand with a rise of about forty meters. It has long been recognized as one of the most important areas for the production of Nebbiolo in Barbaresco.
"A stellar wine, the 2016 Barbaresco Roncaglie is pretty, delicate and understated to the core. Rose petal, sweet spice, tobacco, mint, anise and sweet red cherry all grace this translucent, super-expressive Barbaresco from Poderi Colla. A Barbaresco of understatement and class, the 2016 is light on its feet, persistent and finely sculpted. Time in the glass brings out the wine's inner sweetness and perfume, but the 2016 also needs time in bottle to be at its best. This is such a gorgeous wine. Drinking window: 2024 - 2041" 95 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, August 2019)
"Raspberry compote, truffle, camphor and leather aromas lead the nose along with a hint of hazelnut. The palate is focused and youthfully assertive, showing red cherry, rhubarb, game, clove and wild mint alongside tight, fine-grained tannins and firm acidity. Give it time to fully unwind and develop. Drink 2026–2036." 95 points / Cellar Selection - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, October 2019)