The Colla’s viticultural roots in Piedmont run deep, dating back to 1703, when the first generation of winemakers began tending vines in the Langhe. Comprised of three properties,the family’s 25 hectares fruit give way to aromatic, structured reds. The 2013 ‘Roncaglie’ comes from a small plot in Barbaresco, giving way to a juicy wine of ripe cherry and sweet spice flavors, noted with pepper and herbs; a solid choice for lovers of Piedmont.
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This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).