Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2013

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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

    • Vineyards: 100% estate
    • Location: Halfway up the hill
    • Cultivation: 100% organic (not yet certified)
    • Size: 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

    • The very cold winter lasted until April and delayed the first part of vegetative development, a pattern that held until the harvest, which was also delayed by 10-12 days. In May, we had several rainfalls, creating a water reserve for the second part of the year which was very dry. July was temperate, and a large temperature range in August allowed the grapes to develop aromas and polyphenols. Finally, the warm weather of September and October helped the grapes mature, especially the late-ripening Nebbiolo, giving rich fruits and classic wines.

    • Harvest Date(s): End of September
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, automatic pump over, postfermentation maceration for 15-20 days with submerged cap, 100% with indigenous yeast
      Skin Contact: 35-40 days
      Malolactic Fermentation: 100% in steel fermenters
      Aging: 15 months barrel-aging in large, used Slavonian oak
      Filtration: None
      Bottle Aging: 6 months

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo da Barbaresco
    • Production (in cases): 860 (12/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 125
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Ruby red in color with garnet highlights, clear and characteristic. On the nose, it shows the typical elegance of Barbaresco from the Neive township, with aromas of red fruits and undergrowth combined in an amazing bouquet of wild flowers and tobacco. On the palate, the classic elegance and power of the vintage are well-blended. Silky tannins, long and persistent, with a pleasant acidity. This wine is already excellent young, but will only evolve and get better over time.

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  • Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2013

    Ruby red in color with garnet highlights. The aromas are that of red fruits, wild flowers and tobacco. On the palate, the classic elegance and power of the vintage are well-blended. Silky tannins, long and persistent, with a pleasant acidity.

  • Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2013 – 93 points – Wine Spectator

    “As much about the silky texture as the pure cherry and raspberry flavors, this red is beautifully balanced and expressive. Shows density, with a chalky twinge of tannins lining the finish.”

  • Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2013 – 93 points – Wine Spectator Insider

    “As much about the silky texture as the pure cherry and raspberry flavors, this red is beautifully balanced and expressive. Shows density, with a chalky twinge.”

  • Bordini Barbaresco DOCG – 2013 – 90 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Rose, dried herb, menthol and a hint of tilled earth aromas take shape in the glass. On the palate, notes of licorice, graphite and orange zest add depth to a core of dried black cherry while firm, fine-grained tannins provide the framework.”

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