Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2018

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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

    • Contrary to the 2017 vintage, the 2018 was particularly rainy, especially during the first part of the growing season. The summer months were characterized by temperatures on average and the days before the harvest showed an excellent temperature range between day and night. These climatic conditions allowed us to produce elegant wines, with charming aromas and balanced taste, due to the soft touch of the tannic structure.

    • Harvest Date(s): October
  • Vinification

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

      Malolactic Fermentation: 100% in steel fermentors

      Aging: 2 years in large oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle. Bottled without filtration

  • 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: 5.78 g/L
    • RS: .47 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2018 Barolo Cascina Nuova is focused on elegance, refinement and pleasantness of drinking. Enveloping aromas of strawberry, raspberry and blood orange are woven together with floral and spicy scents. The mouthfeel is juicy and well balanced; it offers a smooth drink thanks to an excellent freshness and a velvet and well integrated tannic texture, a recurring element in our Barolo wines, but particularly accentuated in this 2018 vintage.



  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2018 – Vinous – 90 Points

    “Elegant, aromatically expressive and also ready to drink. Sweet red cherry, cedar, mint, tobacco and worn-in leather add layers of nuance. There's a fair bit of Ravera tannin that gives the wine shape, but all the elements are nicely balanced.”

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2018 – Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points

    "Floral aromas of rose and iris mingle with red berry and tilled earth on this perfumed red. Elegantly structured, the vibrant palate offers juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry and star anise before a savory, almost salty finish. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity keep it balanced."

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2018 – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    "Starts out savory, offering juniper, eucalyptus and mint notes swirling around a core of cherry and plum fruit. Sleek, vibrant and firm, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and herbs."

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2018 – Wine Advocate – 93 Points

    “The 2018 Barolo Cascina Nuova is fine-tuned with plenty of wild berry, cassis, grilled herb and crushed stone. The aromas are quite classic for Nebbiolo, but what stands out here is the directness and freshness with which they are delivered. The tannins are tucked carefully inside the smooth, silky character of this elegant wine.”