La Ca’ Nova 2007 “Bric Mentina” Barbaresco
A brilliantly crafted Barbaresco. Bric Mentina is an estate bottling from this excellent producer, and pushes me to be a bit more poetic than I can usually muster.
This Barbaresco has a Buddha-like simplicity, yet
it also holds a rich earthen depth. On the surface,
this Nebbiolo-based wine radiates fresh cherry, strawberry,
andÂ persimmon; Â Underneath, it spools into gravel, underbrush
and long- burnt trees. Aromas of Â roses andÂ chrysanthemum rise
upwards, and a whiff Â of something more, something
notÂ quite corporeal.Â
Yeah, I said I was going to hit you with poetry. Didn’t say it was going to rhyme. Or be any good.