The Colla family has a rich history of winemaking in Piedmont, dating back to 1703. Beppe Colla steered the Prunotto winery to stardom and was one of the founding fathers of the Alba DOCs in the 1960s. Younger brother Tino joined with Beppe’s daughter Federica to establish Poderi Colla (literally, the Colla farms.
Maybe it’s just loving what’s here and now, but increasingly, I’m thinking 2013 may be an even better vintage than 2010? Dried rose, tar, liquorice, red cherry, spice, sage, and all the good Bussia things. Clean, clear, transparent, pure, fine sandy tannin, raspberry freshness, and a precise and long cool finish, with black tea tannin punching it out. Here’s a magnificent Bussia, with control, finesse and restraint, but no lack of power. Brilliant. Price : $120; Alcohol: 14.%; Drink: 2019 - 2038+; Rated: 96 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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