JUG of the DRAGON 2016 Langhe doc
The. Agr. Poderi Colla
We speak of “dei Colla” as winemakers since 1700, but the modern era began with Peter, class 1894, who learned the difficult art of bottle fermentation by a collaborator of the time who had been sent to France. The Colla family is one of the families that wrote the history of Piedmont. Beppe, Pietro's eldest son, in 1956 takes over the company of Cav. Prunotto e, when Piedmontese wines were still little known, makes it famous in the world. Moreover, participates in the drafting of the specifications of the Appellations of Alba wines and constantly seeks quality: it is the first in years 60 to vinify separately the grapes of the best positions and introduces in the label the word Crù.
Jug Of DRAGON it is such a special wine that it is the only table wine to have obtained the delimitation of the production area with a decree of the President of the Republic of 1987. The Colla family has been producing this Supervino since 1969 exclusively from two grapes: Dolcetto and Nebbiolo both grown, on two different sides, of the Bricco del Drago. The terrain of this hill is totally different from the usual ones in the area as it is made up of sand, tuff, rocks in a totally uneven way from the top to the valley, and the microclimate created by the wind mean that these vineyards give these grapes an incredible complexity and structure that lead to an extremely elegant wine, pleasant and of extraordinary longevity. In the glass it is very intense and deep ruby color, with the purplish shades typical of dolcetto. The nose develops hints ranging from spices, with ripe berries: such powerful and persistent aromas, but at the same time elegant and pleasant. Thus these sensations are found on the palate where they develop over a considerable length with soft and resistant tannins that make you think of a wine that can age while constantly improving.