Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2016

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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

    • Vineyards: 100% Nebbiolo da Barolo
    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards located in the mid-hill region; Novello village; Ravera area
    • Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning, 100% organic (not yet certified)
    • Vine Age: Younger vines at a maximum of 10 years old
    • Soil: Limestone and Clay
    • Elevation: 380 meters (1,246 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: South and southeast
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,618 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2016 vintage was certainly one of the longest-lasting in recent years. After mild temperatures in January and February, we had a temperature drop in March accompanied by plenty of rain. The “late” temperature drop slowed down the vegetative cycle. Spring began with a considerable amount of rain with average temperatures. This vegetative delay continued until the end of the summer, which also began slowly but extended until the end of September. The picking of the Nebbiolo followed the classic order: first Barbaresco and Nebbiolo d’Alba, then Barolo. Full ripening was achieved in all cases with no technological or phenological problems. The late development seen in the early part of the year was made up for during the months of August and September. In particular, the second half of September was crucial for the components that determine the structure of the wines, especially the accumulation of phenolic substances.

  • Vinification

    • In stainless-steel, temperature controlled, automatic pump-over; 100% indigenous yeast.

    • Malolactic: 100% in steel fermentors
    • Aging: 2 years in large oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle. Bottled without filtration.
    • Filtration: Unfiltered
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo da Barolo
    • Production (in cases): 1,917
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Cases Imported: 600
    • Imported Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.91 g/L
    • p H: 3.48
    • RS: .50 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • “Sweet blue berries, wild flowers, spring herbs and orange zests are some of the flavors that emerge from the 2016 Barolo Cascina Nuova. These aromas and flavors enrich a silky texture that creates an immediate and appealing Barolo, with sweet tannins, firm elegance and outstanding class.” — Valter Fissore, Winemaker

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Reviews

  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG — 2016 – The Wine Advocate – 94 Points

    Of the four Elvio Cogno Baroli out on the market now, this wine is the most immediate and accessible of the bunch. Production is an ample 20,000 bottles. The 2016 Barolo Cascina Nuova is a terrific wine with impeccable balance. The bouquet offers dark fruit aromas, licorice, smoke, tar and spice. These aromatic pieces slide together with precision to create an intriguing and multifaceted puzzle. It shows good fruit weight and concentration, reinforced by firm tannins, freshness and a silky mouthfeel. This is a terrific go-to Barolo from a classic vintage. The wine is fermented in stainless ste

  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2016 – Wine Enthusiast – 96 Points

    Rose, woodland berry and baking spice shape the nose along with crushed mint notes on this fragrant red. The savory, polished palate boasts succulent raspberry, ripe strawberry and white pepper before taut tannins and bright acidity reveal a firm, elegant structure. Star anise lingers on the finish. Drink 2023–2036.

  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2016 – Jancis Robinson – 17.5 Points

    Novello. Lustrous mid ruby. Signature depth of fruit combined with finesse. Spice and minerals, cherry and raspberry with a suggestion of liquorice. There is a certain leggerezza but at the same time profound and deep but without being heavy. Fine, firm long grainy tannins clinging to the fruit. Composed energy. Easily one of the best-buy wines of the vintage – should be GV.

  • Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo DOCG – 2016 – Vinous – 92 Points

    Cogno's 2016 Barolo Cascina Nuova is absolutely gorgeous. Pliant and expressive on the palate, the 2016 has a touch more mid-palate sweetness and texture than in the past, when the wine has been more nervous in feel. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, wild flowers, cedar, sweet tobacco and anise all open up effortlessly. Silky tannins add to its considerable immediacy and appeal. This is such a pretty wine in its peer group and also a terrific example of how attractive more modestly priced Barolos are in 2016.

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