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Elvio Cogno - Barbera d'Alba Pre-Phylloxera 2019


Price: $89.90

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Producer Elvio Cogno
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Varietal Barbera
Vintage 2019
Sku 1116121
Size 750ml

Tasting Notes: The Elvio Cogno Barbera d'Alba Pre-Phylloxera is a very special wine. Sourced from 120+ year old Barbera vines that are not grafted but propagated through cuttings, thus maintaining, over the decades, the original Barbera characteristics. The vineyard has an excellent exposure and sandy-chalky terrain, situated in Berri near La Morra, which guaranteed the vines a natural protection from Phylloxera and imparts unique and exclusive characteristics to the vines. The intriguing simplicity of the vines and their typical, traditional charm that derives from the microclimate and favorable altitude make a one of-a-kind wine. A bright, rich ruby color with intense purplish highlights, the aroma is enveloping, aromatic and deep with noticeable spices on first impact and raspberry, strawberry, and ripe cherry notes, finishing with pleasant scents of wildflowers. On the palate, it is well structured, fresh and has a supremely balanced acidity. The tannins are enveloping, and the flavors are reminiscent of cherries, blackberries, and raspberry preserves.

Estate History: Following in the footsteps of Elvio the maestro, the Elvio Cogno winery continues to produce wines that tell the family history without altering the traditions, styles and flavors the Langhe area conjures up through the variety of its grapes.  The great wines of Elvio Cogno are born in the old granaries of a farm converted to address the great challenges of winemaking.  Through careful, rational vineyard management-without pushing things to an extreme or forcing, with low yields per hectare and respect for the organic balance of the vine.  Valter Fissore and Nadia Cogno cultivate rigorously autochthonous varietals: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nascetta.  Cogno wines seek to transmit emotions, to be remembered. They cheer the soul of anyone who tastes them with enthusiasm and sincerity.  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. 

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