Barbaresco Roncaglie DOCG

Poderi Colla was established in 1993, but has been rooted in Piedmont winemaking for over three hundred years, with its forefathers helping write its history, even helping outline production regulations for Alba DOC wines. The winery aims to create wines with little intervention and lots of intuition, bringing out the best of the terroir. Poderi Colla consists of three estates: Cascine Drago in Alba, located in the heart of the Langhe appellation; Tenuta Roncaglia, in the historic Barbaresco appellation; and Tenuta Dardi Le Rose, seven hectares of Barolo in the coveted Bussia cru in Monforte.

Located in Roncaglie, Barbaresco is traditionally considered one of the most prestigious areas for Barbaresco wines. The winery has about eight hectares under vine, with various plantings starting in 1970, south and southwestern exposure and good altitudes.

Roncaglie comes from the Latin word roncaleis, which was the name of a former Roman settlement and means “steep road.”

A classic rendition representing the elegance of its terroir, this Barbaresco features great depth, personality and intensity. Ages in oak for about twelve to fourteen months.


Wine exported to

Korea, Puerto Rico, Australia

Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Concrete

Fermentation temperature:

30 °C (86 °F)

Length of maceration:

12-15 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak casks

Container size:

30-50 hl

Type of oak:

Slavonian oak

Bottling period:

July

Aging before bottling:

12 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Roncaglie

Vineyard location:

Barbaresco

Vineyard size:

5.37 hectares (13 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

240-280 meters (787-920 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,000-5,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

4000

Exposure:

Southern, southwestern

Years planted:

1970, 1980, 1995, 2010

Time of harvest:

Early October

First vintage of this wine:

1994

Total yearly production (in bottles):

15-20,000

Tasting notes:

Intense ruby with subtle orange nuances; appealing and non-aggressive, extremely complex bouquet with notes of rose petals (typical of Nebbiolo), spices, red fruit and underbrush; very full-bodied while also elegant and feminine in style. Intense, persistent, pleasing, noble.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)

Food pairings:

Great with red meat and feathered game.

Aging potential:

Great aging potential, 15-20 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol 13-14 % ; Acidity 5-5.5 gr/l

Winemaker:

Pietro Colla