La Ca' Nova - "Montestefano" Barbaresco DOCG 2020 750ml (14.5% ABV)

La Ca' Nova - "Montestefano" Barbaresco DOCG 2020 750ml (14.5% ABV)

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La Ca Nova has holdings in two of the most coveted sites in Barbaresco. Montestefano produces some of the most structured Barbarescos, and the Roccas own prime parcels situated at 270 m above sea level with full southern exposures.
Pietro Rocca is a fourth-generation grape grower. Pietro prefers Austrian oak: “They are untoasted and neutral and are the best-quality barrels I have ever seen. In fourteen years, not one has ever leaked a drop.” The quality of the single vineyard bottling is outstanding. Have a few on hand any evening when you might have a roast on for dinner. If Barolo is the king then Barbareco is the queen.

Wine Enthusiast 96 pts, Vinous 95 pts - very allocated, we could only get 1 case.

Bright, finessed, heady, energetic and (relatively) fewer tannins, white pepper, violets, orange zest, star anise, new leather, licorice, black cherry, camphor

delicious now with a few hours in a decanter or cellar anytime 'til 2040.

region: piedmont, Italy 

varietal: Nebbiolo 

style: red 

farming/cellar: sustainable, ambient yeast, extended maceration, matured in large Austrian casks, 

pairing: Sunday roast