Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • Anas-Cëtta is an invented name that was used initially because the wine was not a DOC. (In Italy it is not possible to use the varietal name if the wine is not DOC.) In 2010 all that changed when Nascetta of Novello gained DOC status. Since the first limited production in 1994, the Elvio Cogno winery has drawn upon the knowledge of the old-timers in Novello to make a wine for the youth of today. Winemaking documents from the second half of the 19th century mention this wine of Mediterranean origin, whose sapidity is reminiscent of great hot-clime varietals such as Vermentino, from which, according to some studies, it may derive.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • 100% estate vineyards

    • Location: On the top of the hill, Novello village, Ravera area
    • Cultivation: 100% organic (not yet certified)
    • Size: 3 hectares (7.41 acres)
    • Vine Age: 1 hectare (2.47 acres) newly planted, the rest are between 10 and 20 years
    • Soil: Limestone/clay, with a small percentage of sand
    • Elevation: 350 meters (1,148 feet)
    • Exposure: Eastern
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
    • Training: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning
  • Vintage Report

    • Following a cold winter without excess, yet a good amount of snow, February and March were rainy and very humid which delayed budbreak. June, July and August were warm and dry. Autumn was dry and windy, with harvest delayed by 7 to 10 days compared to our normal harvest dates; yields were within an average range.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 20-25
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel with 12 hours cold soak (skin contact), indigenous yeast
    • Malolactic: None
    • Aging: On lees for 6 months, no barrel aging
    • Bottle Aging: 2 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nascetta
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Straw-yellow in color with golden highlights. The nose is fine and elegant with just the right intensity, exuding complex, lingering scents of wild flowers and herbs, citrus and exotic fruits. The bouquet suggests acacia honey, sage and rosemary. Its pleasant, warm and balanced structure makes this ideal as an accompaniment to vegetable dishes, white meats, fish and creamy cheeses.
      Serving Suggestions: At 10 C to 12 C (50 F to 54 F)
      Aging Potential: 5-10 years

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  • Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC – 2013 – 92 points – winereviewonline.com

    “Anas-Cëtta is an invented name Cogno used before the wine received DOC status…It’s a clean crisp white with a stony and nutty character and bright acidity that’s a perfect foil for its mid-weight body. A unique Piedmontese white…”

  • Anas-Cëtta Nascetta di Novello Langhe DOC – 2013

    Straw-yellow in color with golden highlights. The nose is fine and elegant with just the right intensity, exuding complex, lingering scents of wild flowers and herbs, citrus and exotic fruits. The bouquet suggests acacia honey, sage and rosemary.

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