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Cogno Barolo ‘Cascina Nuova’ 2015

Nebbiolo from Novello, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

$105

$100ea in any 3+
$95ea in any 6+
Closure: Cork
A very pretty entry-level offering from Elvio Cogno. Bright red berry and lifted floral notes pair nicely with the wine's gracious, mid-weight feel. Silky tannins match the wine's finely sculpted, saline-infused personality.

Description

I’ve been watching Cogno for a while now. Cogno’s wines are down the traditional wine with modern fermentation tech, stainless steel. The wines are clean, not clinical, the élévage, largely time in large old wood makes for beautifully developed wines. Fine and feminine, they all have a great core of fruit, balance and lovely mouthfeel. All their wines are full of personality.

Tightly wound, it took several hours in the glass to pop. There’s a lovely density of fruit and tannin to this opening volley of Cogno’s 4 Raveras. The purity, linearity, particularly of the fine tannins, and, core of fresh dark cherry fruit draw you in. Layered, complex and beautifully balanced.  I can’t wait to get my laughing gear around the other 3 Ravera’s! Absolute gun Neb. Aug 2019

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Cogno makes 4 Baroli from different parts of the Ravera Cru. When you look at the map of Barolo below it’s clear that the Ravera Cru is quite large with many different aspects. It’s great to see Cogno separating the unique parcels. The 4 wines from top to bottom are:

Walter Fissore and Nadia Cogno’s 2015 Barolos are compelling, as are their later-release 2014 and 2013 wines. All of these Barolos share the sense of translucence and weightless energy that is the single most important signature of Ravera, where the estate and all of the vineyards are located. Antonio Galloni

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 with vines that are an average age of 12 years old 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.

Area: 2.5 hectares
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Cultivation: vertical trellised, Guyot pruning
Altitude: 380 m above sea level
Harvest period: October
Wine making: in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, automatic pump-over
Aging: 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels
Lysis: 60 days
Bottle aging: 6 months

Cogno’s Style

Cogno’s wines are down the traditional wine with modern fermentation tech, stainless steel. The wines are clean, not clinical, the elevage, largely time in large old wood makes for beautifully developed wines. Fine and feminine, they all have a great core of fruit, balance and lovely mouthfeel. You will be seeing many more of their wines on our list!

About Elvio Cogno

The Elvio Cogno Winery stands at the top of the Bricco Ravera Hill in Novello, in the Piedmont territory of the Langhe. The farm occupies 11 hectares of land, all under vine. It has the unique feature that it is almost surrounded by forest (bordered at least) creating a unique, possibly slightly cooler more natural micro climate.

The Cogno family has been making wine for four generations, managing the vineyards with great care. They do not force the natural way of the vines, but cultivate low yields per hectare in respect of the biological balance of the vines. In Elvio Cogno’s wines today, we find the characteristics of history and tradition as Papà Elvio advised, and freshness and innovation that his daughter Nadia and her husband Valter Fissore contribute. The style is traditional: organic vineyard management, extremely low yields, a long maceration time and ageing in large oak. Always looking for balance the wines have immediate appeal but of course the longer you spend with them the more they reveal their multifaceted structure. This is true for all their wines, not only the top cru‘s.
Organic and biodynamic principles are employed in the vineyard and winery.

Where in the World is Cogno?

The estate great vineyards are based in the Commune of Novello in the south-east of the Barolo region. Their prized vineyard, Ravera (not to be confused with Ravera di Monforte) is on the north-eastern boundary of the Commune.

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91 Points

The 2015 Barolo Cascina Nuova is a very pretty entry-level offering from Elvio Cogno. Bright red berry and lifted floral notes pair nicely with the wine's gracious, mid-weight feel. Silky tannins match the wine's finely sculpted, saline-infused personality. The Cascina Nuova is a terrific example of the bright, taut Barolos made here in 2015. I would prefer to drink this gracious, lithe Barolo over the next decade or so.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

95 Points

Entrancingly deep, red and blue-rose aromas here with an ethereal, dried-leaf and herb edge and pristine red cherries. The palate has very impressive, fine and tight tannins and a fresh, pure core of red-cherry and plum flavor. Impeccably focused finish. Try from 2023.

James Suckling

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Company Elvio Cogno, Località Ravera, Novello, Province of Cuneo, Italy

Novello
Barolo
Piedmont
Italy