The Colla family have a rich history of winemaking in Piedmont, dating back
to 1703. Beppe Colla steered the Prunotto winery to stardom and was one of the
founding fathers of the Alba DOCs in the 1960s. Younger brother Tino joined with
Beppe's daughter Federica in 1993 to establish Poderi Colla (literally, the
Colla farms). This is made up of three distinct properties:
Cascine Drago in Alba, heart of the Langhe appellation;
Tenuta Roncaglia, eight hectares of the historic Barbaresco cru; and
Tenuta Dardi Le Rose, seven hectares of the renowned Barolo Bussia cru in Monforte.
Federica's words perfectly summarise the Colla philosophy: "Our wines are not 'high-tech'. They are man-made, with a strong human element, outstanding natural concentration thanks to terroir and fruit and very well balanced components".