The Greatest Barolo You Haven't Heard Of
2013 Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose

Posted by Ian McFadden

"The 2013 reminds me of some of the most profound Barolos and Barbarescos I have tasted." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

The Barolo traditionalist estate of Poderi Colla has kept a low profile. The 2013 Bussia Dardi Le Rose changes all of this. As Galloni's note above makes clear, this is simply a standout by any estimation.

This is classic Barolo with profound and subtle complexity that only traditionally made Nebbiolo can achieve. There's stunning aromatics that cover an incredible range with intricate harmony.

Poderi Colla is a fairly new estate. It was founded in 1994 by Tino Colla and his niece, Federica, who is the daughter of the legendary winemaker Beppe Colla. The crucial guidance of Beppe Colla brings in one of the most insightful and important figures in Piedmont's history.

Beppe Colla was the owner of Prunotto and along with producing many brilliant bottles at Prunotto in the 60s, 70s and 80s, Beppe Colla was the first to produce single cru bottlings and was a key figure in creating the appellation rules. Reportedly, Bussia was Beppe Colla's favorite Barolo vineyard. For anyone interested in the history of Piedmont, Levi Dalton's I'll Drink To That! interview with Beppe Colla is not to be missed.

There's no doubt that the 2013 marks a high-water mark for the estate. Of course, this is no surprise: the 2013 vintage in Piedmont is all about finesse and clarity. The remarkable precision and elegance of the 2013 Bussia Dardi Le Rose shows the vintage at its best.

From the 2013 Bussia Dardi Le Rose you can expect a kaleidoscopic complexity and eye-opening breeding. The amount of finesse and seemingly endless shadings of complexity are simply thrilling.

Poderi Colla's 2013 Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose is one of the most exciting wines that I've tasted this year. I strongly suggest opting for the 4-pack and watching this wine evolve over the next couple of decades.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits