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Barbera D Alba Bricco Dei Merli Elvio Cogno 2011

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Cogno shows an expert hand with the 2011 Barbera d’Alba Bricco dei Merli. The wine opens with an inky dark appearance and none of the nervous edginess you sometimes find with this grape. Black cherry, tar, dried rosemary and fresh tobacco leaf make for a very enjoyable succession. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016...90" WA 6/13 "A visit to the cellars of Elvio Cogno is always a fascinating learning experience. I had my first taste of a beautifully fresh and fragrant white wine made with the Nascetta grape here a few years ago. The variety was new to many of us then, but thanks to vintner Valter Fissore and his wife Nadia Cogno it is strongly identified with the territory today. More recently, the couple started to produce limited cases of Barbera d’Alba made from pre-phylloxera vines (most more than a century old). That they were able to tap into that ancient genetic patrimony in this well-trodden part of Italy is something of a small miracle. They are also credited with putting the little-known Novello township on the Barolo map.

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Cogno Elvio, Azienda Agricola s.s.:
Our History The Elvio Cogno winery sits on the top of Bricco Ravera, a hill near Novello in the Langhe area of Piedmont, one of the eleven communes in which Barolo is produced. The cellar is housed in an 18th-century manor farm surrounded by 11 hectares of land, all occupied by vineyards. After a long and fruitful partnership with Marcarini at La Morra, in 1990 Cogno bought a splendid histori... Read more
Our History The Elvio Cogno winery sits on the top of Bricco Ravera, a hill near Novello in the Langhe area of Piedmont, one of the eleven communes in which Barolo is produced. The cellar is housed in an 18th-century manor farm surrounded by 11 hectares of land, all occupied by vineyards. After a long and fruitful partnership with Marcarini at La Morra, in 1990 Cogno bought a splendid historical farm in the family village and restored it to its former glory. Today the winery nestles in a breathtaking landscape between the hills and the sky. At sunset on clear days, a wonderful turquoise horizon frames the farm like a painting. Hence the name of this exceptional wine land: ‘Petorchino’, or blue feet. The Cogno family has been making wine in the Langhe area for four generations: the values of history and tradition handed down by father Elvio are enhanced by the freshness and innovation introduced by his daughter Nadia and her husband Valter Fissore. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Barbera D Alba Bricco Dei Merli Elvio Cogno

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
4.00 5
09/17/2013

Two green harvests, 70 to 80 quintals per hectare can arrive at 100 with the excellent soil here, 15 days, natural yeast, malo in SS, cold stabilization, one year in slavonian oak, 15 Hl Tight and leathery on the nose with a fine spice note, this is aromatic but not fruity. With a fine plum skin quality early on the palate buffering the cutting acids this is deceptively smooth and polished in the mouth with late arriving herb notes and fine powdery tannins. The acid pops in a big way on the backend with mulberry toned fruit that is succulent and mouthwatering. This is probably pushing the limits of what is a generally acceptable level of acidity but it offers great freshness and classic Barbera cut. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
4.50 5
09/17/2013

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Cogno shows an expert hand with the 2011 Barbera d’Alba Bricco dei Merli. The wine opens with an inky dark appearance and none of the nervous edginess you sometimes find with this grape. Black cherry, tar, dried rosemary and fresh tobacco leaf make for a very enjoyable succession. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016...90" WA 6/13 "A visit to the cellars of Elvio Cogno is always a fascinating learning experience. I had my first taste of a beautifully fresh and fragrant white wine made with the Nascetta grape here a few years ago. The variety was new to many of us then, but thanks to vintner Valter Fissore and his wife Nadia Cogno it is strongly identified with the territory today. More recently, the couple started to produce limited cases of Barbera d’Alba made from pre-phylloxera vines (most more than a century old). That they were able to tap into that ancient genetic patrimony in this well-trodden part of Italy is something of a small miracle. They are also credited with putting the little-known Novello township on the Barolo map.

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