“Piedmont’s soul is its small, artisanal winemakers, and visiting one is imperative (but be sure to make an appointment well in advance). Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno, a tiny producer in Novello, about 15 minutes from La Morra, is among the best. Elvio’s daughter Nadia and son-in-law Valter, the winemaker, run the estate. You’ll visit the old farmhouse that serves as both cellar and residence, and taste their magnificent Barolos as well as some delicious curiosities, like the 2015 Nascetta, a local white grape with a floral aroma that Elvio and Valter helped save from extinction. But most of all, you’ll hear stories from the people behind this very special place.”
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