Barbaresco Rombone wine is produced exclusively in the menzione geografica (Cru) area, at about 820 feet above sea level. It is aged in large-size French oak barrels for at least 18 months and left to rest in bottle for another 12 months before release.
Bright ruby-red colored with a pale orange tinge. Delicate, intense and gentle aromas. Scents of wilted rose, sweet spices and small fruit. Dry, soft and nearly velvety on the palate, great finesse, balance and elegance.
Best served at about 65° F in a large balloon wine glass. It is excellent with game and meat in general and pairs wonderfully with cheese, both fresh and aged.
This wine is ready to be enjoyed in its second year after harvest. However, it will age beautifully, as it goes on expressing its great qualities and noble austerity even after 8 to 10 years of bottle ageing.
Wine Enthusiast 92 - Star anise, new leather, eucalyptus, dark spice and woodland berry are just some of the aromas you'll find in this scented red. Its firm and elegantly structured palate evokes Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and clove. It's young but balanced, with bright acidity and a backbone of refined tannins.