2016 Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice

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A high-scoring knockout Nebbiolo, from an exceptional vintage for Barolo.

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Named after a small hill on which courting partridges build their nests, the Bricco Pernice is the newest cru wine from this producer.

From a beautiful vineyard in Novello, this wine is produced from the Lampia clone of Nebbiolo, the most common and stable of the sub-varieties.

With classic Nebbiolo colour, this wine has intense notes of violet and subtle wet earth, with red fruits and a gentle spiciness. Harmonious and well-structured on the palate with incisive, yet fine, soft tannins. uniquely elegant and enticing in its youth, it is silky while still having the complexity to age with the potency of Ravera cru.

Vinification: in stainless steel, temperature-controlled,
automatic pumping-over, post-fermentation skin-maceration
for 30 days with submerged cap
Ageing: 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels of 25-30 hl, with 90 days on lees. Bottle ageing: 18 months

96 Points - "The 2016 Barolo Bricco Pernice is absolutely gorgeous. The pedigree of the year comes through in the wine's depth and stature. What a knockout. Ripe black cherry, lavender, spice, menthol, licorice, orange peel and rose petal are some of the many aromas and flavors that develop as the 2016 opens in the glass. Readers should be in no rush here." Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

97 Points - "Aromas of dried roses, asphalt and orange peel follow through to a full body with a solid yet silky tannin texture to the clear, vivid fruit. Goes on for minutes. A subtle and very structured red. Drink after 2024." James Suckling (James Suckling)

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