Poderi Colla,'Drago' Nebbiolo d'Alba
By Podei Colla
Origin: Piedmont, Italy
Varietal: 100% nebbiolo
Producer's Notes: The outstanding 2016 vintage of the Colla family’s fine, ethereal Nebbiolo d’Alba and it’s a beauty. From their Cascine Drago estate on the border with Barbaresco, it’s a pure, savoury and approachable example of the grape at its beguiling best.
Tasting: A fine aromatic nose with layers of redcurrant and ripe red fruit, mingling with spicy, smoky notes. A taut, structured palate with sour cherry, blossom, liquorice and notes of leather. A complex and elegant expression of Nebbiolo combining vibrant acidity, perfectly poised tannins and great depth of spicy fruit.
Food: Serve with grilled steak and red meat, or alternatively robust pasta dishes with wild boar or rabbit ragu.