2017 Elvio Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova

Barolo, Italy

Stylish and full-bodied Barolo that can be approached on release, with delicious cherry licorice flavours and a dense mouthfeel.




About This Wine

2017 is another wonderful vintage in Piedmont, a nice follow up to the great 2016 releases. A warm year but plenty of water reserves and some timely rain saved the vines from any stress. The wines we've seen have been classically styled.

The vines of Cascina Nuova are spread over 1.5 ha, facing the Cogno farmhouse and winery in Novello. This release features some of their younger vine material and while full in body and tannin structure these wines can be approached with only a few years' bottle age.

Spent two years in large Slavonian oak barrels, followed by six months in bottle. Look for intense flavours of cherry, tar and licorice and a lifted balsamic character. Bottled unfiltered.

About Elvio Cogno

While Elvio Cogno came from a long-line of grape-growers, his own winemaking was a personal home project, producing wine for self-consumption, and for his own small restaurant.

In the 1950’s he made the leap to commercial wine production, in partnership with the Marcarini winery in La Morra, becoming the first producer to indicate vineyard names on his wines.

It was in 1990 that Elvio decided to chart his own path and return to his home in Ravera. Reconstructing an old-farmhouse at the age of 60, Elvio, alongside his daughter Nadia, and her husband Valter Fissore, began producing vineyard specific wines, indicating the vineyard and terroir long before it became a regulated practice.

Now run by Valter and Nadia, the estate continues to produce exceptional site-specific wines, farmed with organic practices. They produce 4 distinct DOCG Barolos, as well and a number of other DOC Piedmont wines.


The stunning domain of Elvio Cogno
The stunning domain of Elvio Cogno
Ravera, Piedmont, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Born to satisfy the curiosity of consumers keen to have a more immediate understanding of Barolo, the wine is bright garnet red in color with orange tints. Pleasing and immediate, it offers scents of flowers and light, delicate spices. The mouth is agreeably rounded, juicy and fresh, with just the right balance between pleasantness and elegance. The aftertaste is very harmonious with a mineral, aromatic finish.

The vineyards of Cascina Nuova are spread over one and a half hectares of land facing the farmhouse of the same name, the seat of the winery. The vineyards are planted at about 380 m above sea level, with exposure towards the south. They are our youngest vineyards and they create a masterful Barolo, giving the wine its structure, elegance, and pleasing, immediate sensations in the mouth.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.5
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2039
Bottle Size : 750ml

Grand-daughter Elena, daughter Nadia and son in law Valter.
Grand-daughter Elena, daughter Nadia and son in law Valter.
Piedmont, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Attractive dried strawberry with cherry and tar on the nose. Full-bodied with powerful tannins that are dusty and intense. Very flavorful and long. Solid as a rock." - James Suckling (

Wine Enthusiast

"Truffle, wild berry, rose and baking spice aromas come to the forefront along with a balsamic whiff of menthol. Delicious and smooth, the full-bodied palate doles out juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, blood orange and licorice set against tightly knit, refined tannins." - Kerin O'Keefe (Wine Enthusiast)


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