"Colla's 2013 Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose is a knock-out. Intensely sweet and perfumed, the 2013 reminds me of some of the most profound Barolos and Barbarescos I have tasted...This is a regal wine in every way. Don't miss it."           
- Antonio Galloni of Vinous (10/17)


At February's La Festa del Barolo the 2013 vintage was under the microscope and the new release from Poderi Colla's legendary Bussia cru may have stole the show. Tasting this Barolo born of the sweet spot within Bussia was a wow moment for me, ushering in this relatively young name that, in truth, is one of the most historically significant in Barolo. Today, I'm very happy to offer one of the clear standouts of the superb 2013 vintage, complete with magnums and special 4-pack pricing.

Monforte d'Alba is home to some of the most structured and authoritative Barolos in the region. But, its famed Bussia cru (the center Dardi parcel, in particular) is revered for an atypical finesse. The style at Colla in 2013 relay this like I've never quite seen before. There's a combo of power and sappiness that comes across in a featherweight body. The perfume meets notes of licorice, mint, orange peel, and dried cherry with a seamless mineral finish that truly won't let you put down the glass. 

Traditional Barolo, no matter how in vogue, can often require hearty food when young. But, there's a lift and translucency to Colla's Bussia that make this so appealing today, despite the banner year's obvious structure denoting a long life ahead. Think Bartolo Mascarello via Monforte d'Alba.

The Colla's history in Piedmont is long and very winding. In 1961, Beppe Colla was the first to label Monforte's Bussia cru on bottles. Through decades the Colla family owned the famous Prunotto estate, and in 1994 they sold and started their eponymous winery. The first initiative was to buy the storied Dardi parcel within Bussia, a section of vines planted in 1970. 

Colla's traditional methods for vinification and large cask aging are evident in first sip. What's ultimately the jaw-dropping discovery about this top reviewed 2013 is just how delicately approachable it is right now.

2013 Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose
$75 per bottle.

Special E-mail 4-pack Pricing: $279 ($69.75 per bottle) 

2013 Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose 1.5L
$159 per bottle.