95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Barbaresco Roncaglie Poderi Colla 2016 - The Colla family's prized south-facing Roncaglie vineyard is one of Barbaresco's most celebrated crus.
Complex bouquet showing typical rose nuances as well as layers of spice and woodland fruits. The palate is full-bodied, with hints of cherry, dark chocolate and prunes with firm sweet tannins on the finish. The sweet ripe berry fruit makes it approachable now or can be cellared for 20 years.
Two recent reviews both gave this one-of-a-kind wine 95 points; here they are:
“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.” 95 points. Antonio Galloni’s ‘Vinous’.
“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.” 95 points. Wine Enthusiast.
Sold in cases of six bottles