Wine Review – Poderi Colla Dardi Le Rose Bussia Barolo 2011

Dardi Le Rose Bussia Barolo 2011 Wine BottleA bright, balanced, and enticing Barolo from Poderi Colla in Piedmont, Italy…

This Dardi Le Rose Bussia Barolo from Poderi Colla in Piedmont, Italy offered an enticing mix of balance, complexity, and structure. Red cherries, savoury spices, uncooked red meat, and tomato sauce in nose combined with tart, red cherries, white pepper, savoury spice, and earth in the mouth. We appreciated the high degree of acidity, but found the tannins drying, if not biting.

Made from Nebbiolo grapes, as expected, this Barolo paired beautifully with grilled steak and roasted potatoes. It would also pair nicely with wide range of foods, including pasta dishes, creamy risotto, pecorino or manchego cheeses, and other grilled meats, such as veal.

The combination of fonts on the label gave it a touch of class and sophistication. At just under $55 CAD per bottle, we would consider this offering a little on the pricey side, but still good value for the quality. We would definitely try another wine from Poderi Colla.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 88/100

Value: 3/5

The Bottle Details…

Name: Dardi Le Rose Bussia Barolo

Vintage: 2011

Producer: Poderi Colla

Region/Country: Piedmont, Italy

Grape Varietal(s): Nebbiolo

Alcohol content: 14%

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: Picked it off the shelf at the LCBO

Cost: $54.95 CAD

Bottle Presentation: A classy, elegant label. The combination of fonts give it a touch of sophistication.

The Tasting Details…

Appearance: Pale garnet.

Nose: A medium-pronounced nose, with an alluring bouquet of red cherries, savoury spices, uncooked red meat, and tomato sauce.

Taste: An extra-dry, medium-bodied red, with biting, drying tannins and a high degree of acidity. Prominent flavours included tart, red cherries, white pepper, savoury spice, and earth, as well as a touch of uncooked red meat.

Finish: A long, drying finish of earth and tart, red cherries.

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