Pu'er prophecies last week from Jeremy Eubanks, Xoel Cantero Alvarez, Sean Dowling and Kathleen Thomas. Gold star to Sean Dowling for an especially thorough job!
This week: Beppe Colla
Who was he? What were his significant contributions to a region that we all love so much?
A “founding father” of Barolo who favoured fruit and soil taste over technology.
1956 - took over at Prunotto (until Marchese Antinori in 1987)
At Prunotto, he used the first stainless steel fermenters in the Alba area
1961 - he bottled the first range of single - vineyard wines: Barolo Bussia, Barbaresco Montestefano, Nebbiolo Valmaggio, Barbera d’Alba Pian Romualdo, Dolcetto d’Alba Cagnassi, Freisa Ciabot del prete