Ada Nada Barbaresco, “Rombone, Elisa” 2015
This wine, named for one of the daughters of Anna Lisa and Elvio, is drawn from the oldest vines located in the “cru” Rombone in Treiso. Planted in 1947, this plot of Nebbiolo is found on south facing slopes at 300 meters of altitude with low yields and high levels of concentration. Vinified with a maceration of 10 or so days in stainless steel then raised for 18–20 months in 30-hl barrels. This cuvée has the lift of the Valeirano but with more body and density with profound tannins well enrobed. A particularly age-worthy example of a traditionally structured Barbaresco that bears scant resemblance to the more modern, easier style of many wines of the Langhe today. Production is limited to about 4,000 bottles per year.