2017 La Ca’ Növa Barbaresco DOCG
Rose petal, sweet red berry, mint and pine add an appealing upper register. The delineation and translucency of the flavors is striking. This is pure class.
100% organic Nebbiolo. Entirely hand-harvested from different vineyards in the DOCG area at 270-290 meters above sea level. 18-20 day fermentation in stainless steel tank with pumping over 2-4 times a day. Aged 16 months in 3000L oak casks, then aged 10 months in bottle. Full-bodied, intense fruit with black cherry notes, nice ripe tannins and good length.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast. "Cellar Selection: Aromas of game, new leather, humid forest floor and ripe berry mingle with whiffs suggesting cake spice and violet. The juicy, earthy palate is savory and loaded with personality, doling out fleshy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and a salty mineral note. Tightly woven but polished tannins and fresh acidity provide the framework, while a licorice note lingers on the close. K.O."