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Producer Note by Monica Larner

“The growth of the Novello township within the Barolo appellation has been outstanding. Back in 1994, the Elvio Cogno winery was the only one operating in this area that was once considered removed from the production heart of Barolo. Today, nine producers make wine in this village and have brought Novello to the forefront of the Barolo identity. Valter Fissore and Nadia Cogno are largely responsible for bringing Novello out from the shadows. Today, they are dedicating special focus on the Ravera cru that provides the fruit for all their top-shelf wines, including the Barolo Ravera, Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice and the Barolo Ravera Riserva Elena.”


2011 Vigna Elena Barolo Riserva DOCG – 95 points

2013 Ravera Barolo DOCG – 95 points

2012 Bricco Pernice Barolo DOCG – 93 points

2013 Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 93 points

Monica Larner, September 12, 2017
Producer Note by Monica Larner