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Piedmont's Poderi Colla Buys Alba's Cascina Bompè Winery and Surrounding Vineyards

The purchase gives the Colla family a larger winery and 5 acres of Barbera

Bruce Sanderson
Posted: March 2, 2017

Poderi Colla, a family winery in Italy's Piedmont that produces Barolo, Barbaresco and the flagship blend Bricco del Drago, has purchased the Boroli family's Cascina Bompè winery and their surrounding 5 acres of vineyards planted to Barbera in Alba. The purchase price has not been disclosed.

“Our historic cellars in Bricco del Drago di San Rocco Seno d’Elvio had become too small and uncomfortable for organizing our work,” winemaker Pietro Colla told Wine Spectator. “At Cascina Bompè, we have a beautiful new structure [that's 15 years old], modern and underground with a naturally constant temperature. It will be more comfortable to work in, and there is more space for conserving older vintages.”

Poderi Colla, founded by Pietro's father and uncle in 1994, owns properties in Barolo, Barbaresco and Alba. They purchased the Bricco del Drago property, source of a Dolcetto-Nebbiolo blend, in 2015.

Bricco Bompè is located on the same hill as Bricco del Drago. The acquisition brings Poderi Colla's total land under vine to 69 acres. The Barbera vines surround the winery and their grapes will be vinified separately from Colla’s Barbera d’Alba Costa Bruna, which comes from the Roncaglie appellation in Barbaresco.

For Boroli, the sale will allow Achille Boroli, who looks after the family winery, to focus on the estate’s 27 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in Castiglione Falletto. Boroli has been focusing on the Barolo production since 2012. “Until now we made some very good wine, but I want to be the best,” Achille said.

Cascina Bompè once held 32 acres of vineyards, including small amounts of Moscato, Merlot and Chardonnay, in addition to Barbera. The Borolis sold the other 27 acres to the Borgogno winery.

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