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.