Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Ravera Barolo DOCG — 2020

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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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo da Barolo, Lampia and Michet (sub-varieties of Nebbiolo)

      Sources: 100% estate vineyards located on the top of the hill; Novello village; Ravera area

      Area: 5 hectares (12.35 acres)

      Exposure: South and southwest

      Altitude: 380 meters (1,246 feet) above sea level

      Soil Composition: Limestone and clay, with presence of sand

      Vine Age: Planted 1961 and 1970

      Vine Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)

      Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning, 100% organic (not yet certified)

      Harvest Dates: October

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, with automatic pump overs, postfermentation maceration for 30 days with submerged cap; 100% indigenous yeast

      Aging: 24 months in large (25-30hl) Slavonian oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle



  • Ravera Barolo DOCG — 2020 – James Suckling – 95 Points

    "Extremely perfumed with strawberry and forest floor with some sandalwood, roses and candied watermelon. It’s medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannins that are bold and solid. Very persistent finish. Chewy at the end. Classic Barolo character."

  • Ravera Barolo DOCG — 2020 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points

    "A name that resonates with wine lovers has again, crafted a remarkable wine from the Ravera cru. The nose is a captivating fusion of dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, intertwined with an enchanting array of spices like cinnamon, clove, and anise. Herbal notes of rosemary and thyme add an intriguing layer of complexity, while a touch of medicinal character hints at the wine's classic roots. On the palate, it's tannins frame the wine in a way that lifts up each element generating a substantial experience."

  • Ravera Barolo DOCG — 2020 – Wine Advocate – 95 Points

    “The Elvio Cogno 2020 Barolo Ravera is a plush and fleshed-out expression with dark fruit, dried cherry, plum, sweet iris root, earth, toast and dark spice. The wine is quite firm, and there is a nice sense of richness that covers the palate.”

  • Ravera Barolo DOCG — 2020 – Wine Spectator – 95 Points

    "This aromatic red exudes spice and savory notes of eucalyptus, juniper, rose hip, bergamot and white pepper. Cherry, iron and tobacco flavors follow through as this tightens up on the long finish. Though balanced, this needs time for all its components to knit together."