La Ca' Nova

Montestefano Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.27 ratings
9.61 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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9.6

The 2016 Barbaresco Montestefano is simply magnificent. Bright floral overtones and red/purplish berry fruit give the Montestefano a feeling of focus and explosive energy that is compelling. Hints of mocha, leather, smoke, lavender and a whole range of balsamic inflections open up in the glass, revealing a Barbaresco of power, structure and complexity. Ample in feel and yet wonderfully vibrant, the Montestefano is wonderfully complete. It is also one of the very best wines I have ever tasted from La Ca' Nova. The Montestefano is a bit more showy today than the Montefico, but both wines are remarkable. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

The 2016 Barbaresco Montestefano is simply magnificent. Bright floral overtones and red/purplish berry fruit give the Montestefano a feeling of focus and explosive energy that is compelling. Hints of mocha, leather, smoke, lavender and a whole range of balsamic inflections open up in the glass, revealing a Barbaresco of power, structure and complexity. Ample in feel and yet wonderfully vibrant, the Montestefano is wonderfully complete. It is also one of the very best wines I have ever tasted from La Ca' Nova. The Montestefano is a bit more showy today than the Montefico, but both wines are remarkable. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

Nov 7th, 2019
Francis le cave

Jeune jeune jeune mais arrive à bout de ses tanins après beaucoup d'aération, laissant place à un beau fruit et à un peu d'anis.

Jeune jeune jeune mais arrive à bout de ses tanins après beaucoup d'aération, laissant place à un beau fruit et à un peu d'anis.

Nov 17th, 2020
M. Christopher Roebuck

I continue to drink this wine... See past reviews. 4 months since last bottle of same vintage. To reiterate past notes, the tannins are very puckering. Acidity sits at medium plus. This will improve in the bottle.

92+ points

I continue to drink this wine... See past reviews. 4 months since last bottle of same vintage. To reiterate past notes, the tannins are very puckering. Acidity sits at medium plus. This will improve in the bottle.

92+ points

Sep 10th, 2020
Andrew Liguori

Spiced cherry but some how creamy, leather, minimal tar, gripping tannins up front but strips the bolognese right off the tongue. Layered. Refreshing acid. Would love to try again in 1-2 years.

Spiced cherry but some how creamy, leather, minimal tar, gripping tannins up front but strips the bolognese right off the tongue. Layered. Refreshing acid. Would love to try again in 1-2 years.

Jul 25th, 2020
Johan Jepson

Johan had this 6 months ago

Johan had this 6 months ago

Jun 4th, 2020
Robert Tuller

Robert had this a year ago

Robert had this a year ago

Jan 4th, 2020
Robert Tuller

Robert had this a year ago

Robert had this a year ago

Sep 9th, 2019