2015 La Ca' Növa "Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina" Barbaresco DOCG
100% organic Nebbiolo. The family used to sell their fruit to Gaja! Entirely hand-harvested from 30 year old vines at the Montefico vineyard at 290 meters above sea level. This bottling is softer than the Montestefano and more suited to earlier drinking. 22 day fermentation in stainless steel tank with pumping over 2-4 times a day. Aged 18 months in 3000L oak casks, then aged 10 months in bottle. 7,000 bottles produced.
93 points, Antonio Galloni's Vinous. "The 2015 Barbaresco Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina is powerful, but not austere as it can be. Readers will find an earthy, savory Barbaresco with tons of old-school tannin and plenty of personality. The warm vintage has made the Montefico a bit more friendly in the early going than is typically the case. Rose petal, lavender and chalk notes all develop with time. Beams of Montefico tannin give the wine its energy and overall shape."