Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Ravera Barolo DOCG – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • Ravera is the name of the cru where the vineyard is located. This vineyard encircles the cellar, it is essentially the hillside vineyard surrounding the farm — the great, classic cru of Novello.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: 100% Nebbiolo da Barolo, Lampia and Michet (sub-varieties of Nebbiolo)
    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards located on the top of the hill; Novello village; Ravera area
    • Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning, 100% organic (not yet certified)
    • Vine Age: 50 - 70 years old
    • Soil: Limestone and clay, with presence of sand
    • Elevation: 380 meters (1,246 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: South and southeast
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • The start of the spring was slow and characterized by low temperatures. Both April and May featured plenty of rainfall, with conditions prime for risks of fungi infections. In June and July, the weather turned favorably dry and sunny, producing very good and even flowering, followed by a generous fruit set. Despite the good weather in August and September, there was delay from the springtime that lasted to the harvest. All in all, the hot and dry days accompanied by the very cool nights created the perfect conditions for a very good phenolic ripening, especially on the Nebbiolo grape.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, with automatic pump overs, post-fermentation maceration for 30 days with submerged cap; skin contact for 40-45 days with fermentation and afterwards, with post-fermentation maceration submerged cap; 100% with indigenous yeast
    • Aging: 2 years barrel-aging in large, used Slavonian oak, followed by 1 year in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Production (in cases): 3,000 (6/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 650
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The color is dark garnet red. The nose is elegant and complex with hints of small berries followed by rose petals, several balsamic notes, aromatic herbs and black tea leaves. On the palate it is full-bodied. The deep, velvety tannins are perfectly melted and the fresh acidity produces a very long and balanced aftertaste. The mouthfeel is like a symphony where all the instruments play in tune.



  • Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera – 2013 – Jancis Robinson – 17.5/20

    Novello. Deep ruby with orange tinges. Deeper and a little richer on the nose than the 2013 Cascina Nuova. Beautiful depth with spice notes. Huge structure, yet polished and fine. This will need plenty of time. (WS)

  • Ravera Barolo DOCG – 2013 – 94 points – Wine Spectator

    “Firm and unyielding today, yet with latent aromas and flavors of cherry, rose, tobacco and tar. Supported by a well-integrated structure, with vibrant acidity driving the purity and length. Offers a lingering aftertaste of tobacco and iron. Best from 2021 through 2040.”

  • Ravera Barolo DOCG – 2013 – 95 points – The Wine Advocate

    "...This wine offers a savory vein with iron and pencil shaving. But it also fills out generously over the palate with dark fruit and spice. This Barolo promise a long aging future..."

  • Ravera Barolo DOCG – 2013 – 97 points – James Suckling

    “Wonderful complexity and subtlety here with firmness. Aromas of orange peel, stones, walnuts and dark fruits. Medium to full body, plenty of fruit and a racy finish. A beauty. Drink or hold.”