Ada Nada Barbaresco Riserva, “Rombone, Cichin” 2015
A formidable and quite royal wine from 55 year old south-facing vines in the cru “Cichin”, it is harvested only when the grapes are tending towards super-ripeness. After manual harvesting, the grapes are destemmed and crushed and the maceration extends 15 days. The wine is raised in large oak “botte” for an extended élevage of 36 to as much as 50 months. Only 200 cases are produced annually. This sturdy, somber wine is thick in body, deeply colored with tints of garnet and red; its woodsy nose with notes of truffle and spice announces a grand wine of breed and character that refuses to yield to the modern notion of easy drinkability.