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Bargain Barbaresco From "the single most under-the-radar winery in all of Piedmont" (Galloni)

“La Ca’ Nova is, in my view, the single most undertheradar winery in all of Piedmont… I can’t recommend these wines highly enough.”
– Antonio Galloni


Antonio Galloni made his name tasting the wines of Piedmont. It’s a region he has been exploring for decades and knows better than any other, so for him to single out a single winery as the single most undertheradar winery in all of Piedmont, instantly marks it out as very special. That winery is La Ca Nova, its wines are brilliant, and the prices are almost too good to be true.

For Galloni, not only do the “wines just keep getting better and better”, but “prices remain exceedingly modest, especially within the context of today’s market”. It’s a combination that leads him to advise his readers, “I can’t recommend these wines highly enough.”

Each of these 2020s is exceptional. For Gallonithe Montestefano is a dense, plush wine, in other words classic Montestefano” and “a gorgeous wine”. The Montefico Bric Mentina is a very pretty wine that captures all the magic of this great site”The Barbaresco will drink well right out of the gate.

We’ve been tasting here for several years and love the wines. They are pure and beautifully made representations of this revered region and some of its most hallowed vineyards. For us (and Galloni), they come very highly recommended. Details are below, do take a look and let us know if you would like to secure a case or two.


2020 La Ca Nova, Barbaresco Montestefano 
£150 per case (6*75cl OC) in bond 
95 points Antonio Galloni
The 2020 Barbaresco Montestefano is a dense, plush wine, in other words classic Montestefano. Like all the Barbarescos here, the Montestefano is relatively open, which will surely please readers who can’t or don’t want to cellar their wines. Dark Nebbiolo fruit intermingled with spice, leather, incense and licorice build into the creamy, resonant finish. The 2020 is a gorgeous wine; the only real problem is that it is not quite the 2019! (2022) Drink 2025-2040


2020 La Ca Nova, Barbaresco Montefico Bric Mentina
£150 per case (6*75cl OC) in bond 
94 points Antonio Galloni
The 2020 Barbaresco Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina is a very pretty wine that captures all the magic of this great site, but without all of the explosive tension of the very best years. I doubt that will matter much to most consumers, though. A beguiling mix of macerated cherry, rose petal, dried leaves and spice builds into vibrant, salivating finish. In 2020, the Montefico is perhaps just a touch slender, but it makes up for that with its superb energy. (2022) Drink 2025-2040


2020 La Ca Nova, Barbaresco 
£120 per case (6*75cl OC) in bond 
91 points Antonio Galloni
The 2020 Barbaresco is a relatively soft, open-knit wine. Sweet macerated cherry, kirsch, mint and orange peel open first, with effusive floral and spice notes that grace the finish. Medium in body, with relatively soft contours for a young Barbarescothe 2020 will drink well right out of the gate. (2022) Drink 2024-2035


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