Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2011

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  • Introduction

    • Bordini is the name of the cru in Neive village where the vineyard is located. This wine is the offspring of an invaluable collaboration with a friend of the Cogno family, a producer in Neive. It is thanks to this collaborative effort that the Cogno family has been able to embark on a new adventure as a Barolo producer making a historic Barbaresco wine.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • 100% estate vineyards

    • Location: Halfway up the hill
    • Cultivation: 100% organic (not yet certified)
    • Composition: 1 hectare (2.47 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Medium-textured calcareous
    • Elevation: 300 meters (984 feet)
    • Exposure: Southern
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
    • Training: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning
  • Vintage Report

    • A cold winter with frequent snowfall was followed by a cool, wet spring, especially during the month of March. From May to August, temperatures increased steadily, often exceeding 30 C (86 F), then returned to normal ranges in September. The difference in fruit maturation between the best exposed vineyards of the hills and those not as exposed to long periods of sunlight was very evident.

    • Harvest Date(s): October 1
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel with 35-40 days skin contact, temperature-controlled, automatic pump-over, post-fermentation maceration for 15-20 days with submerged cap, 100% with indigenous yeast
    • Maceration: 100% in steel fermenters
    • Barrel Aging: 15 months in large, used Slavonian oak
    • Filtration: None
    • Bottle Aging: 6 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
    • Alcohol: 15%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Ruby red in color with light garnet highlights. Great finesse on the nose, harmonious and complex. Sensations of ripe red fruit — typical of Nebbiolo — with spicy undertones. Enveloping tannins, great elegance and persistence on the palate.

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Reviews

  • Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2011 – 89 points – Wine Enthusiast Best of the Year

    "Intense aromas recall forest floor, tobacco, dark berry and grilled herb. The structured palate offers dried black cherry, licorice, black pepper and balsamic notes alongside big, brooding tannins. The warmth of alcohol shows on the midpalate."

  • Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2011 – 92 points – vinous

    “Orange peel, spices, cranberry, flowers and white truffles meld into sage and cinnamon in Cogno's 2011 Barbaresco Bordini. The style is floral, lifted and graceful, with understated structure and lovely overall balance.”

  • Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2011 –

    Ruby red in color with light garnet highlights. Great finesse on the nose, harmonious and complex. Sensations of ripe red fruit — typical of Nebbiolo — with spicy undertones. Enveloping tannins, great elegance and persistence on the palate.

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