La Ca Nova Barbaresco Montestefano DOCG 2020


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Piedmont, Italy
95 points


The 2020 Barbaresco Montestefano unveils its classic character with a dense and plush profile, a true embodiment of the Montestefano style. This vintage, like its Barbaresco counterparts, is notably approachable—an ideal choice for readers who prefer wines ready for enjoyment without the need for extended cellaring. Rich, dark Nebbiolo fruit intertwines seamlessly with notes of spice, leather, incense, and licorice, culminating in a luxurious and resonant finish. While undeniably a stunning wine, the only lament lies in its proximity to the exceptional 2019 vintage, leaving it just shy of that pinnacle.


95 points
Antonio Galloni

The 2020 Barbaresco Montestefano is incredibly shut down today, which I take as a huge positive for a year that yielded relatively open wines. Readers should be in no rush. The 2020 offers plenty of Montestefano earthiness and savouriness, with plenty of fruit that today is enrobed by formidable tannins. The 2020 is still coming together, but it has a ton to offer.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2028
Food pairing
Rich meat-focused dishes like braised short ribs, beef roasts, lamb shoulder, or veal chops. Here you'll find that the smoke and earthy qualities of the wine are complemented by the dish.

Tasting Profile

Sage, mint, lavender, and plum unfold in the glass, offering an enticing aromatic profile. Earthy notes of iris, camphor, and dark-skinned berry combine with truffle, leather, and wild herbs, creating a captivating olfactory experience.
Hailing from one of the premier sites in Barbaresco, this full-bodied red wine impresses with firm structure and incredible richness. Raspberry compote, ripe Marasca cherry, tobacco, and licorice flavors dominate the palate, accompanied by youthfully assertive, noble tannins, leaving a delicious and enduring impression.

La Ca Nova Barbaresco Montestefano DOCG 2020

La Ca Nova Barbaresco Montestefano DOCG 2020

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