Vigna Elena Barolo Riserva DOCG
"The 2016 Barolo Riserva Ravera Vigna Elena is such a complete wine. Elegant, deep and powerful, like only great Barolo can be, the Vigna Elena possesses tons of nuance and dimension from the very first taste. Exotic spice and orange zest notes open first. Ripe raspberry, mocha and autumn leaves develop later. The Vigna Elena is an absolute delight.”
"A lovely expression of Barolo riserva with just the right balance of fruit and riserva oak, which is quite rare in this category. Ripe, lightly spiced red-fruit character on the nose, which expands into a myriad of extra nuances if you linger, including truffle, ash, dried citrus peel and pressed flowers. Full-bodied with nicely integrated tannins that encourage the fruit character all the way through the long finish. Enduring, bright and cool character at the end. So well constructed, making the best of a great vintage. So good to taste now, but a there’s a long life ahead of this"
The Wine Advocate
“The Elvio Cogno 2016 Barolo Riserva Ravera Vigna Elena represents a tremendous effort and a wine that makes the best of an iconic vintage and a celebrated territory. The Ravera cru of Novello is making some of the best new Barolos today, and it definitely made some of the best expressions from the 2016 vintage. The bouquet is mostly primary and bright, but there are light hints of age that are already beginning to appear. They include licorice, tar and camphor ash.”
"This breathtaking beauty offers enticing scents of rose petal, ripe woodland berry, pipe tobacco and camphor. It's full-bodied but elegantly structured, delivering delicious flavors of ripe red cherry, blood orange, licorice and baking spice. Taut, refined tannins provide the framework while bright acidity gives it wonderful balance, energy and tension."