Barolo Bussia Dardi le Rose 2007 has a typical Nebbiolo burnt sunset colour. Meaty yet floral nose - almost like a piece of beef wrapped in rose petals. Generous late summer fruit flavours with good tannic structure and a level of acidity which means that, whilst drinking now, this wine will age and improve for many years. The producer of this wine is Poderi Colla which was founded in 1993 by Tino and Frederica Colla, brother and daughter respectively of the legendary Beppe Colla. The Colla family make wine in the vineyard with a non interventionist approach, enabling each wine to give full expression of site and vintage. The Tenuta Dardi Le Rose from the Bussia hillside of Barolo's Monforte d'Alba district is Nebbiolo at its best, rich and complex with great textures and perfume. The grapes are from one southern facing vineyard at 300 metres above sea level. They are harvested in October, de-stalked and pressed and the must is macerated on the skins for 15 days. In the spring the wine matures in Slovenian and French oak casks - part new and part used for 24 - 28 months.
|Low in Sulphites||N/A|
|Wine Style||Full-bodied Red|
|Food Match||Veal chop. Rich fish dishes like fresh Tuna and grilled Turbot|