It has a fine bouquet with red fruits, dark cherries, but also with balsamic notes. On the palate it is smooth and elegant with smooth tannins, which are well-proportioned. The hearty and persistent finish rounds off the drinking pleasure wonderfully. This wine is immediate and ready to drink and will develop its full potential over the next 20+ years.
There are only four wineries that have plots on this prestigious cru, and La Ca Növa is one of them. Already at the end of the 19th century, the family acquired almost 2 hectares of vineyards on the southern part of Montefico, called Bric Mentina. This cru is known for the finesse and remarkable elegance of its Nebbiolo wines, which is unparalleled in the entire Barbaresco area.
The grapes are carefully harvested by hand in October and then immediately destemmed and lightly pressed. Fermentation follows without temperature control both in stainless steel tanks and in open wooden vats. This process normally takes up to 30 days. The maturation then takes place over a two-year period in large oak barrels, as is the tradition. A six-month bottle storage then completes the maturing process.
Marco is an old-school winemaker who is influenced by the tradition and culture of the region. Thus he produces his wines almost without modern technology. The fermentation takes place without temperature controlled tanks and only with natural yeast. As in the past, Marco uses open wooden vats. The circulation of the mash during the mash fermentation is then carried out with a large wooden spoon. A very exhausting and time-consuming process, but which extracts more color and polyphenols.
Food Pairing Notes
Lamb/Pork, Aged Cheese, Game/Red Meat