Roncaglie, producing fantastic Barbaresco for over a century, Barbaresco Tenuta Roncaglie 2006 is a fine example of it's great quality. Complex bouquet showing typical rose nuances as well as layers of spice and woodland fruits. The palate is fullbodied, 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 up to 20 years. The producer of this wine is Poderi Colla - founded in 1993 by uncle and niece, Tino and Frederica Colla. The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are cultivated in the company's vineyards in the Roncaglie area. Roncaglie has been recognised as one of the best and most important areas for Barbaresco production for over a hundred years. The vineyards are south facing and 240 - 280 metres above seal level. Vines were planted 15, 30 and 40 years ago at a density of 4000 plants per hectare. The grapes are destalked and pressed before being macerated on the skins for 12 days at 30C. The malolactic fermentation is then completed before winter. The wine is then transferred to a mix of Slavonian and French oak casks and left to mature for 12 months. After this it is racked into stainless steel and clarified before bottling.
|Low in Sulphites||N/A|
|Wine Style||Full-bodied Red|
|Food Match||Goes very well with red meats, fowl and hearty casseroles.|