Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2010

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  • Introduction

    • Cascina Nuova is the historical name of the Elvio Cogno estate and of the area where it is located within the Ravera cru.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • 100% estate vineyards

    • Location: In the mid-hill region of Ravera
    • Size: 1.5 hectares (3.71 acres)
    • Vine Age: Younger vines with a maximum of 10 years
    • Soil: Limestone and clay
    • Elevation: 380 meters (1,246 feet)
    • Exposure: South and southeast
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
    • Training: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning
  • Vintage Report

    • Winter was very snowy, followed by heavy rains in February and March. Hot and dry weather from April to June continued during a hot summer, but not excessively so, particularly at the end of August, when many storms kept the temperature below average. After the rains in early September, the harvest took place in warm, dry weather.

    • Harvest Date(s): October 5-8
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, with automatic pump-overs, post-fermentation maceration for 20 days with submerged cap; skin contact for 40-45 days, with fermentation and afterwards, with the post-fermentation maceration submerged cap;100% with indigenous yeast
    • Malolactic: 100% in steel fermenters
    • Barrel Aging: 2 years in large, used Slavonian oak
    • Filtration: None
    • Bottle Aging: 1 year
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Produced from younger vines to satisfy the curiosity of consumers wanting a more immediate understanding of Barolo, this wine might be defined as a lesson in Barolo. The wine is bright garnet red in color with orange tints. Pleasing and easily accessible, it offers scents of flowers and light, delicate spices. The bouquet is agreeably rounded, with just the right balance between pleasantness and elegance. The finish is very harmonious, with long, minerally aromatics lingering on the palate.
      Serving Suggestions: At 19 C (66 F) with hearty meat dishes such as braised and roast beef, game, mature cheeses, or even — why not? — from first course to last
      Aging Potential: 20-25 years

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Reviews

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2010 – Excellent – Guide to Italian Wines

    “Delicate garnet; aromas of dried cherry, dried roses and cedar. Medium-full with very good concentration. Lovely complexity, elegant, subdued wine, very good acidity, polished tannins and impressive persistence.”

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2010 – 92 points – Wine Spectator

    "Rich and earthy, with cherry and plum fruit shaded by eucalyptus, tobacco and licorice accents. The tannins are austere but refined. This should come together with time."

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2010

    This wine offers scents of flowers and light, delicate spices. The bouquet is rounded, with just the right balance between pleasantness and elegance. The finish is harmonious, with long, minerally aromatics lingering on the palate.

  • Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2010 – 93 points – jamessuckling.com

    "A young Barolo with very ripe fruit: dried berries and flowers with hints of mushrooms. Full body with round, chewy tannins that are polished and very pretty."

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