A Magical Vintage: 2016 Barbaresco from La Ca' Nova
Greetings Italian wine fans!
This offer is nearly a year in the making, going back to my visit to Barbaresco's La Ca' Nova in September 2018. They had bottled the 2016 Barbarescos recently and proprietor Marco Rocca was generous in sharing them with me. Even as super-young wines, they showed incredibly, displaying all the promise that 2016 is sure to deliver. The wait is over!
The praise from Antonio Galloni, the Italian wine critic we trust most, is off-the-charts: "Of all the estates I visit regularly, La Ca' Nova may very well have the most untapped potential. The quality of the wines notwithstanding, prices remain incredibly fair. I found all the wines I tasted to be terrific, but the 2016s have a little more of everything. If the bottled wines are as good as what I tasted from barrel[note from Marcus: they are], 2016 will be a magical vintage for La Ca' Nova. Readers who have not tasted these wines owe it to themselves to do so.
Because of worldwide demand for the 2016s, quantities are limited and the wines will sell out quickly. We're betting the scores will be on the high side of the range, and we recommend you grab these with an urgency.
93-96 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous:"La Ca' Nova's 2016 Barbaresco Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina is magnificent. All the elements are in the right place. Vertical construction and intense aromatic depth give the Montefico much of its unique feel. Amazingly, there is virtually no perception of tannin today, although I suspect I may have caught the wine at a particularly expressive stage. No matter, the 2016 Montefico has a very bright future. I can hardly wait to taste it from bottle."
93-96 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "Another super-promising, embryonic wine, the 2016 Barbaresco Montestefano is powerful, dark and explosive in the glass. A wine of both tremendous density and detail, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Sage, mint, lavender and plum develop in the glass, but it is the wine's resonance and overall richness that leave a lasting impression."
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