La Ca Nova, Piemonte
There is the sense that time has stood still at the 18 century La Ca` Nova Cascina of the Rocca family which is located atop the famous Montestefano vineyard just as you enter into the village of Barbaresco. The Rocca's have the fortune of owning vineyards in two of the appellation's finest cru vineyards: Montefico and Montestefano. The two cru are each bottled separately and a combination of Ovello, Montefico and Montstefano make up the regular Barbaresco. Aging and making of the wines is traditional and pure. He uses 30H casks with as little racking as possible. The rest is all about pure vineyard expression and no interference.