Colombera & Garella Coste della Sesia
Varietals: Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Croatina
Here’s a Nebbiolo blend etched by an extinct volcanic terroir of yellow porphyritic sand. 300 million years ago, a volcano created the raw material for the Coste della Sesia DOC and eight other geographically complex appellations, collectively known as Alto Piemonte. The addition of the varieties Croatina and Vespolina add resonance and spice to the wonder that is Nebbiolo, while the volcanic soils and more northerly latitude give wines of a particular elegance, perfume, and refreshment compared with the more powerful Nebbioli from Barolo and Barbaresco to the south.
Colombera & Garella is project of with Cristiano Garella, Alto Piemontese wünderkind and leading consultant for a number of properties, with his long-time friend Giacomo Colombera, and Giacomo’s father, Carlo, who has been growing grapes in Bramaterra since the early 1990s. This property has quickly become one of the gems alto piemonte, especially in the Lessona and Bramaterra growing areas.
This wine pops on the nose with violets, berry fruit and serious spicy punch of cracked pepper. The palate is fresh and focused with faint tannins and plenty of acidity showing best with a bit of air.