Founded in 1993 by Tino and Federica Colla, brother and daughter of the legendry Beppe Colla. Beppe was not only the passion behind the Prunotto name but a leading public figure in the development of the Alba DOCs in the 60s. The wines come from three outstanding sites in Alba and cover nearly the entire spectrum of Albese styles. The Colla family truly make wine in the vineyard, with a non-interventionist approach to wine making, enabling each wine a unique expression of site and vintage. Cascine Drago, the site of the winery and museum, has twelve hectares under vine, from which the densely planted Dolcetto and Nebbiolo form the incredibly complex and structured Bricco del Drago. Tenuta Roncaglie, one of the bset historical Barbaresco crus, produces a classic and elegant Nebbiolo, and fine Barbera. Tenuta Dardi Le Rose from the Bussia hillside of Barolo's Monforte dAlba district, is Nebbiolo at its best, rich and complex with fascinating perfumes and textures.
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 ageand improve for many years.
2004 Vintage: "Mid depth in colour, showing some evolution. Lots of spices and herbs on the nose. Rich attack, full with lots of concentration and well-balanced." 95/100. IWC Octavian Vaults Library Collection, Judges Comments, tasted in 2009