Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2017

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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

    • Vineyards: 100% Nebbiolo da Barolo
    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards located in the mid-hill region; Novello village; Ravera area
    • Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning, 100% organic (not yet certified)
    • Vine Age: Younger vines at a maximum of 10 years old
    • Soil: Limestone and Clay
    • Elevation: 380 meters (1,246 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: South and southeast
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,618 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • 2017 is to be considered a very good vintage. Despite being characterized by hot and dry summer months, water reserves in the soil and September rain saved the vines from being stressed by water shortage. These factors, together with the excellent exposure of our plots and the scrupulous practices adopted in the vineyard during the growing season, allowed the grapes to fully ripen, avoiding to anticipate the harvest date too much. The 2017 wines are incredibly pleasant to drink: they are rich in crunchy red fruit, with an energetic mouthfeel, dominated by freshness and elegant tannins.

    • Harvest Date(s): October
  • Vinification

    • In stainless-steel, temperature controlled, automatic pump-over; 100% indigenous yeast.

    • Malolactic: 100% in steel fermentors
    • Aging: 2 years in large oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle. Bottled without filtration.
    • Filtration: Unfiltered
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo da Barolo
    • Production (in cases): 1,917
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Cases Imported: 600
    • Imported Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.71 g/L
    • p H: 3.48
    • RS: .56 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The grapes used for producing the 2017 Barolo Cascina Nuova comes from the youngest Nebbiolo vines located in our Ravera vineyard. Out of all our Barolo wines, it is the most accessible one, even if we don’t like to consider it an entry level Barolo. It has a strong personality due to its great finesse and depth of fruit. The 2017 vintage smells of red fruit and sweet spices, complemented by a refreshing blood orange note. On the palate, it shows a lively acidity and is perfectly balanced thanks to the silky and wraparound texture of its tannins.



  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2017 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    This is focused and almost creamy in texture, boasting cherry, strawberry, almond, tar and earth flavors. Multifaceted and just when you think it's accessible, the dense, dusty tannins emerge. Fresh and long.

  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2017 – Wine Enthusiast – 96 Points

    Truffle, wild berry, rose and baking spice aromas come to the forefront along with a balsamic whiff of menthol. Delicious and smooth, the full-bodied palate doles out juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, blood orange and licorice set against tightly knit, refined tannins.

  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2017 – The Wine Advocate – 93 Points

    This wine is a sure bet from Elvio Cogno and such a steal. The 2017 Barolo Cascina Nuova delivers ample intensity and power. In this regard, it keeps faithfully in line with the expectations of a hot vintage that rendered more concentrated and sweeter fruit. However, the expert winemaking team at this estate has been able to manage any excesses or hints of over-ripeness.

  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2017 – Jeb Dunnuck – 93 Points

    This is perfumed with ripe cherry, licorice, tar, and dried roses. The palate is ripe and refreshing, with a fairly classic build noted by red plum, tobacco leaf, and turned earth. This wine is beautiful and inviting out of the gates.