Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC — 2022

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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

    • The 2022 vintage was exceptional due to unusual weather conditions and unexpected results. There was a scarcity of rain and snow during winter, and summer was characterized by earliness, drought, and record-breaking temperatures. However, grapes were healthy and beautiful at harvest time, thanks to some key factors. Rain showers in July and August and cool nights during the growing season helped limit the effects of drought and high temperatures. The experience gained over the years and the unstoppable strength of nature was also essential. Vines are self-regulated depending on the water reserves in the soil, allowing them to deal with severe drought. Despite the worrisome conditions, all new wines have great character, bright freshness, harmony, and good potential for long aging.

  • 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: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.20 g/L
    • RS: 1.53 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The Langhe Nascetta del Comune di Novello Anas-cëtta 2022 expresses a remarkable complexity even in its most youthful phase: notes of fresh fruit and lovely aromas of grapefruit, cedar, and ginger are tied to intense aromas of white flowers, Mediterranean herbs and delicate mineral hints. Despite the warm and dry vintage, the palate shows unexpected crispness, which results in a sharp and dynamic wine, destined to evolve masterfully with the passing of time in the bottle.



  • Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC — 2022 – James Suckling – 90 Points

    “Aromas of fresh savory herbs, white flowers, lemon peel and sliced pears. Medium-bodied, vibrant and toned on the palate with crunchy acidity and a zesty, slightly phenolic edge to the finish.”

  • Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC — 2022 – Wine Advocate – 93 Points

    “Always refreshing, this offers an exciting change of pace with honeysuckle, white peach, apple and quince. There are salty hints of crushed mineral too.”

  • Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC — 2022 – Jeb Dunnuck – 92+ Points

    “Exuberant with aromas of broth and tropical, herbal, and saline notes. Medium-bodied, with a lovely waxy viscosity, it reveals elements of saline and fresh pineapple, without feeling bloated or heavy. It has an Alpine sensibility, with a light bitter almond note on the finish as well as lime blossom and citrus. This fresh white would work over a broad spectrum of food pairings and could be a sommelier’s secret weapon.”