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La Ca' Nova, Barbaresco DOCG, 2020

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Hearty, Violet, Spice

Piemonte / Red / Nebbiolo / Sustainable

Farming

Sustainable

Producer

La Ca' Nova

Grape

Nebbiolo

Wine Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Babaresco DOCG, Piemonte

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

 

The grapes all come from different vineyards on the La Ca Növa estate. They ferment in steel tanks for about 18-20 days and the wine ages first in 3000-litre oak barrels for 16 months, and then for 10 additional months in the bottle.. Drinks well in youth but will reward patience.

Notes on the producer

This estate has quietly been making outstanding, terroir-driven Barbarescos for generations from two of the denomination’s top crus, Montestefano and Montefico. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect is that these polished and compelling wines are made without utilizing modern technology. Pietro Rocca, the family’s smiling and modest patriarch, is a fourth generation of grape grower. In the early 1970s, he began making and bottling Barbarescos; before that, his family sold their grapes to none other than Angelo God. There is no secret as to why these wines are quintessential expressions of Nebbiolo – it all starts in the vineyards with healthy grapes that are allowed to reach an optimal ripeness.

Their single vineyard bottlings come from 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. Motefico, where the Roccas own the Bric Mentina vineyard, has a similar altitude, Southern and southeastern exposure, and marl soil.

Local legend has it that Montefico was once owned by Domizio Cavazza, the founding father of Barbaresco.

 

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