Piedmont's Best Kept Secret: 2019 La Ca Nova Barbaresco DOCG

Barbaresco has certainly given much to talk about in recent years, and how could it not? This world-class appellation is now competing, in terms of quality, with the highly esteemed Barolo, with a “friendlier” approach.

Wine Enthusiast says that: “While Barbaresco can have austere, Barolo-like structure, it typically doesn’t have the same tannic force as its cousin. And, while age-worthy, it tends to be approachable sooner.”

Today’s wine, 2019 La Ca Nova Barbaresco DOCG, is the perfect example of a structured, balanced, terroir-driven Barbaresco.

If you’re keen on exploring the world of Barbaresco, La Ca Nova is definitely a name that should be on your radar, and wine critic Antonio Galloni agrees with me, he annually bestows high praise for this little-known gem, consistently scoring their wines with 90+ or above ratings.

And high scores are something that this 2019 La Ca Nova Barbaresco enjoys. Wine Enthusiast blessed this wine with a 95-point review, describing it as a “Delicious and elegant” wine with an “impeccable balance,” while Vinous Media said that “2019 is such a great example of what Barbaresco should be,” in its 93-point review.

This 100% Nebbiolo is astonishing, and it will blow your mind from the first sip to the last. You will experience loads of deep balsamic aromas, an earthy touch of truffle; and a perfect balance between the fresh acidity and velvety tannins.

La Ca Nova has an excellent reputation thanks to the exceptional care that they have put into the vineyard since their early days. These achievements bore fruit when Angelo Gaja, Barbaresco’s most elite producer, started purchasing these grapes to produce his own wines; and even though La Ca Nova has decided to use this fruit for themselves, the quality remains indisputable.

In short words, it’s not every day that you find a Barbaresco at less than $40/bottle, with the same fruit quality as their high-end neighbors that sell for more than $200! 

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