Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • Bordini is the name of the cru in Neive village where the vineyard is located. This wine is the offspring of an invaluable collaboration with a friend of the Cogno family, a producer in Neive. It is thanks to this collaborative effort that the Cogno family has been able to embark on a new adventure as a Barolo producer making a historic Barbaresco wine.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: 100% Nebbiolo da Barbaresco
    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards within the Bordini cru, located halfway up the hill
    • Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning, 100% organic (not yet certified)
    • Vine Age: 30 years old
    • Soil: Medium-textured calcareous
    • Elevation: 300 meters (984 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: Southern
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • A cold and snowy winter welcomed a warm and dry spring. which allowed an even budding. Summer saw warm days with some rainfall followed by a very dry end of the season. The beginning of fall was dry and cool creating optimal conditions for the phenolic ripening for the Nebbiolo grapes. The warm and dry weather during harvest ensured the grapes were evenly ripe and perfectly healthy.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, automatic pump over, post fermentation maceration for 15-20 days with submerged cap, 100% with indigenous yeast
    • Malolactic: 100% in steel fermenters
    • Aging: 15 months barrel-aging in large, used Slavonian oak; bottle-aged for 6 months. Bottled without filtration
  • Technical Information

    • Production (in cases): 860 (12/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 125
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Ruby red in color with garnet highlights, clear and characteristic. On the nose, it shows the typical elegance of Barbaresco from the Neive township, with aromas of red fruits and undergrowth combined in an amazing bouquet of wild flowers and tobacco. On the palate, the classic elegance and power of the vintage are well-blended. Silky tannins, long and persistent, with a pleasant acidity. This wine is already excellent young, but will only evolve and get better over time.



  • Elvio Cogno Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2015 – Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points

    Compelling aromas of fragrant blue flower, red berry, crushed herb, new leather and tilled earth shape the nose. On the savory, full-bodied palate, taut, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity frame flavors of ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and tobacco. It’s young but already boasts a fantastic combination of elegance and structure. Drink 2022–2030.

  • Elvio Cogno Barbaresco Bordini – 2015 Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    A top note of mint augments the cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and tar flavors in this austere red. Assertive tannins gird the finish, yet this remains long and finds equilibrium in the end. Best from 2023 through 2035.

  • Elvio Cogno Barbaresco Bordini – 2015 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    Aromas of cherries, cream and roses follow through to a medium body with beautifully depth of fruit and a long, fine tannin structure. Hard to not drink now. Better in 2020, but it’s already beautiful.