2018 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.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast. "Heady scents of iris, violet, wild berry and crushed aromatic herb lead the nose on this fragrant red along with whiffs of new leather and underbrush. Full bodied and delicious, the firm palate features juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spice and star anise framed in youthfully assertive, finegrained tannins."