Style: Dry, Full Bodied
Ada Nada Barbaresco “Valeirano” DOCG ’16
From vines planted in the “cru” Valeirano in Treiso situated at 200 to 350 meters altitude, southwest facing on limestone/white marne soils. The vines here were planted in 1971. Manual harvest occurs in middle of October. There is a 12-day maceration in stainless steel and, after the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, the wine is racked into large “botte” plus several barriques to account for the overflow. The wine is then aged for an additional 20 to 24 months prior to being bottled, unfined and unfiltered. An additional 6 to 8 months of bottle aging follows before commercial release. In terms of volume, this is the most important wine of the estate with production averaging 10,000 bottles per annum. There is elegance to this Barbaresco alongside the rather sturdy tannins that frame the spice-driven fruit at the center of this wine’s profile. A classic wine of the appellation with woodsy notes, spry acidity and excellent lift on the palate.
Farming: Certified Organic
Treatments: Copper-Sulfate only
Ploughing: Annual ploughing only
Vines: Trained Guyot and average of 40 years old.
Harvest: Entirely by hand, usually from mid-September to mid-October.
Purchasing: None – Entirely estate fruit.
Fermentation: Wild ferment
Chaptalization & Acidification: None
Extraction: Pump overs and racking depending on the vintage.
About the Winery
We have had a career-long love affair with the wines of the Langhe, most particularly the authoritative appellations of Barolo and Barbaresco, these epic versions of Nebbiolo. The very first producer in our portfolio, along with the Ferrando family of Carema fame, is the De Forville estate in Barbaresco. Now, we happily announce the addition of the Ada Nada estate, with its significant holdings in Treiso that produce formidable, classic Barbaresco from multiple crus, to our strong Piedmontese lineup.
Carlo Nada established this family-run domaine in 1919 in the zone of Rombone, a highly regarded site within the boundaries of the Barbaresco appellation. Succeeding generations maintain the continuous presence and mark of the Nada family from Giovanni Nada, son of Carlo, to Gian Carlo Nada, the grandson of Carlo, and his wife, Ada. Anna Lisa Nada and her husband, Elvio Cazzaro, parents of three daughters (Emma, Elisa, Serena) have been responsible for the affairs of the estate since 2001.
The estate has expanded from its original three hectare holdings to a total of nine hectares of vineyards, all within the confines of Treiso and principally within the two “cru” of Valeirano and Rombone. The average age of the vines is forty years, all harvesting is done by hand, and annual production reaches 45,000 bottles with half of that in the appellation of Barbaresco. The hallmark of the Ada Nada production is a long-standing commitment to the most noble traditions of the Langhe, a dedication to producing wines of character, firmly structured, rigorous and restrained, fearless.
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