Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC — 2020

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  • Introduction

    • Anas-Cëtta is an autochthonous historical variety specifically from Novello commune. Since the first limited production run in 1994, working with tenacity and love for the land of the Langhe, Elvio Cogno winery has used the memories of old-timers in Novello to produce a wine for the youngsters of the third millennium. Mentioned in winemaking documents as early as the second half of the 19th century, this white wine, probably of local origin, has a sapidity reminiscent of the great hot-clime varietals such as Vermentino.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nascetta di Novello

      Sources: 100% estate vineyards located on the top of the hill; Novello village; Ravera area

      Area: 2 hectares (4.94 acres)

      Exposure: Eastern

      Altitude: 350 meters (1,148 feet) above sea level

      Soil Composition: Limestone/clay, with a small percentage of sand

      Vine Age: 1 hectare (2.47 acres) newly planted, the rest are between 10 and 20 years old

      Vine Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)

      Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning, 100% organic (not yet certified)

      Harvest Period: End of September

  • Vintage Report

    • Richness and depth are the peculiarities that distinguish the 2020 Langhe Nascetta Del Comune Di Novello Anas-Cëtta. It is capable of involving through its sweet aromas of peach and pear, enriched and well balanced by hints of citrus, aromatic herbs, such as sage and helichrysum, and acacia blossom. After a fresh and savory attack in the mouth, the structure of this white wine can be fully appreciated, by combining finesse, strength and great drinkability in one sip. It has a long finish and the sweetness of the fruit, which prevailed on the nose, leaves room for pleasant aromas of Mediterranean herbs and dried fruits.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Stabulation of the juice, fermentation in stainless steel for 70% and in 15 HL Slavonian oak barrels for 30%.

      Aging: 6 months in stainless steel – 30% in 15 HL Slavonian oak barrels for 4 months

      Bottle Aging: 6 months

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nascetta di Novello
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 5.88 g/L
    • RS: 1.53 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Straw-yellow in color with golden highlights. The nose is fine and elegant with just the right intensity. It exudes complex, lingering scents of wild flowers and herbs, citrus and a hint of flint notes. The bouquet suggests acacia honey, grapefruit, sage and rosemary.

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  • Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC — 2020 – Vinous – 92 Points

    "The 2020 Anas-Cëtta is a brisk, vibrant white. Pear, green apple, mint, sage almond, crushed rocks and white pepper lend notable aromatic brilliance. The move towards a more chiseled style has paid off big-time."

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