Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2011

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  • Introduction

    • Cascina Nuova is the historical name of the Elvio Cogno estate and of the area where it is located within the Ravera cru.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • 100% estate vineyards

    • Location: In the mid-hill region of Ravera
    • Size: 2.5 hectares (6.18 acres)
    • Vine Age: Younger vines at a maximum of 10 years
    • Soil: Limestone and clay
    • Elevation: 380 meters (1,246 feet)
    • Exposure: South, southeast
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,618 vines/acre)
    • Training: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning
  • Vintage Report

    • Winter was cold with frequent snowfall, followed by a wet, cool spring, especially in the month of March. Temperatures from May to August were above-average — often exceeding 30 C (86 F) — but returned to normal in September. The grapes on the most exposed parts of the hill matured very differently than the grapes on the less-exposed parts of the hill.   

    • Harvest Date(s): September 24-29
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, with automatic pump overs, post-fermentation maceration for 20 days with submerged cap; skin contact for 40-45 days, with fermentation and afterwards, with the post-fermentation maceration submerged cap;100% with indigenous yeast
    • Malolactic: 100% in steel fermentors
    • Barrel Aging: 2 years in large oak barrels
    • Filtration: None
    • Bottle Aging: 1 year
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
    • Production (in cases): 1,250 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Cases Imported: 450
    • Imported Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Produced from younger vines to satisfy the curiosity of consumers wanting a more immediate understanding of Barolo, this wine might be defined as a lesson in Barolo. The wine is bright garnet red in color with orange tints. Pleasing and easily accessible, it offers scents of flowers and light, delicate spices. The bouquet is agreeably rounded, with just the right balance between pleasantness and elegance. The finish is very harmonious, with long, minerally aromatics lingering on the palate.
      Serving Suggestions: Serve with hearty meat dishes such as braised and roast beef, game, mature cheeses or even — why not? — from first course to last. Serving temperature: 19 C (66 F).
      Aging Potential: 20-25 years



  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2011 – 93 points, Cellar Selection – Wine Enthusiast

    "Forest floor, truffle, wild berry … grilled herb unfold on this full-bodied red. The savory, structured palate displays ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice, clove and a hint of chewing tobacco alongside a firm, tannic backbone."

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2011 – 94 points – Wine Spectator

    “Extremely fresh and pure, this red exhibits rose, strawberry and cherry flavors, with accents of licorice and leather. Balanced and elegant, revealing a long, resonant aftertaste of sticks and stones. Beautiful harmony.”

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2011 – 92 points, Years Best Barolo & Barbaresco – Wine & Spirits

    “Valter Fissore harvests fruit for Cascina Nuova from vines less than 11 years old to yield a precocious Barolo that’s a pleasure to drink young. The 2011 is no exception, the black cherry and plum flavors dusted with dried thyme and anise, a dark…”

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2011 – 93 points – jamessuckling.com

    "A Barolo with lots of walnut, dried fruit and light orange peel character. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish."