Here’s a subdued and understated Dolcetto that has been executed in a lighter, fruit-forward style with informal appeal and sour tannins on the close. You’ll recognize aromas of dark fruit, berries and fresh spice.
This blend of 85% Dolcetto and 15% Nebbiolo is certainly soft and lush, but ends up tasting more like expensive oak than fruit. If vanilla, toast and dried spices ring your chimes, go for it.
The nose was interesting; earthy with plenty of plummy fruit and a touch of musk. On the palate, with the fruit more muted, the earthiness became more apparent, and what fruit remained thinned out even more as it reached the finish.
The Colla offers a pleasant nose of bright fruit, but on the palate the wine is light and lacks complexity. Easy drinking, but with not enough structure to hold the wine together. Drink soon.