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2014 La Ca' Nova Barbaresco Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina

ITEM 8561251 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
tomhu9 2 $40 $80
J.P. 2 $40 $80
stbau4 3 $40 $120
8 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8574391 1 $40 Dec 11, 2022
I8561251 7 $40 Dec 4, 2022
I8550181 1 $40 Nov 27, 2022
I8528531 3 $40 Nov 13, 2022
I8518440 1 $40 Nov 6, 2022
I8516686 4 $42 Nov 6, 2022
I8508486 1 $40 Oct 30, 2022
I8487883 2 $40 Oct 23, 2022
I8376323 1 $40 Aug 14, 2022
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RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

...focused...pulses with captivating energy. Chalk, white pepper, mint, cranberry and sweet tobacco give the wine brightness...translucent and energetic in style... I loved it.

93Wine Enthusiast

...red berry, fragrant blue flower, aromatic herb and new saddle leather scents lift out of the glass...firm palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon and anise notes...vibrant acidity.

REGION

Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.

TYPE

Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.