Barbaresco “MONTEFICO” Bric Mentina DOCG, La Ca' nova - Piemonte
Grape : Nebbiolo.
Wild berry, fragrant blue flower, baking spice and a balsamic note of menthol shape the nose. Structured and focused, the tense palate delivers juicy red cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and cinnamon while taut, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide the backbone. It has a youthfully austere finish that promises great aging potential. Towards the end of fermentation, Marco employs an approach called steccatura, which keeps the skins submerged for a post-fermentation maceration of up to 15-20 days to extract more from the fruit.
Food pairing : Beef, Pasta, Lamb, Game (deer, venison).