About wines, missed flights, summer vacation and much more!

About wines, missed flights, summer vacation and much more!




If there’s anything that this worldwide lockdown taught us, is that Nature doesn’t follow humans ways and times, but continues undaunted its run without caring about what’s happening to our society and to our old habits. At Elvio Cogno’s, like many other wineries and farms, we never stopped going after the rhythm of a vintage which, as expected from this strange year, has started in the same bizarre way. The long lockdown period has been characterized by rising average temperatures, sunny days and few rains, all factors that have led us to think of an early start of the growing season. With the arrive of April and May, instead, spring has finally shown its true face, rebalancing the vineyards and definitely slowing down their pace, due to fresher temperatures and significant amount of rains, which have restored vines intake helping them to relax a bit. Summer season goes on with the alternation of intense hitting, sunny days and thundershowers, which cause huge differences in temperature range, optimal for qualitative profiles, complex and pleasant. It is indeed a vintage that requires lots of care in the vineyards, shoot thinning are more frequent for Barbera and Dolcetto comparing to Nebbiolo, which instead needs a more gentle touch. Overall, grapes are in good shapes and quite healthy. If the actual trend will be confirmed during August and September, the vintage will turn into a late one, donating to our wines great elegance, balance and freshness.


Like the vineyards labour, neither the cellar has never stopped. Following the moon phase, as a tradition, we bottled our new Barolo vintages: Barolo Cascina Nuova 2017, Barolo Ravera 2017, Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice 2016 and Barolo Ravera Riserva Vigna Elena 2016. Although the 2017 vintage is marked mainly by concentration, our Barolo show the typical characteristics of Ravera Cru, which in warm vintages gives the best performances. Therefore, wines provide on the nose absolute fruits perfection, crunchiness  and ripeness, soft tannins and with good structure which creates a pleasant texture capable to sustain the long acidity. Particularly for our Barolo Ravera 2017, spicy and balsamic notes are added to the define fruitiness, giving depth and complexity that drive to a fresh and prolonged mouthfeel. For Barolo Bricco Pernice and Vigna Elena, the qualitative imprinting of the 2016 vintage masters the wines, giving balance, complexity, elegance and a mouthfeel incredible even right now, although wines must still face the years of aging in bottle. 2016 is an outstanding vintage which is giving us infinite satisfaction and it’ll still do, thank to these two wonderful wines that will be hitting the market respectively on 2021 and 2022.


Despite the traveling- ban, lockdown never took from us the willing to travel, even if only with our spirits and imagination. One of the beautiful aspect of producing wine is the chance to get into your homes and on your tables and having a conversation with you, even if in different manners. Like us, also our wines never stopped and have continue to travel around the world and to comfort many friends and customers, which have supported us during this difficult time. Thank to them and to their attestation of esteem, our wines have reached important milestones and have been awarded internationally.

Before listing them, we’d like to inform you that the winery will be close for summer vacation from August, Monday 10th to Sunday 16th. We wish you a beautiful summer surrounded by your loved ones and always cheering with a good glass of wine. We raise one to you all!


Wine Advocate Robert Parker – 2020

Barolo Riserva Vigna Elena 2014 96+

Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice 2015 96

Barolo Ravera 2016 97+

Barolo Cascina Nuova 2016 94

Barbera d’Alba Bricco dei Merli 2018 92

Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli 2019 92+

Dolcetto d’Alba Mandorlo 2019 90

Langhe Nascetta Anas-cëtta 2019 92


Wine Enthusiast – 2020

Barolo Ravera Riserva Vigna Elena 2014 97

Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice 2015 97 (Cellar selection 2020)

Barolo Ravera 2016 99 (Cellar selection 2020)

Barolo Cascina Nuova 2016 96



Vinous 2020 – Antonio Galloni

Barolo Riserva Vigna Elena 2015 95+

Barolo Riserva Vigna Elena 2014 97

Barolo Bricco Pernice 2015 95

Barolo Ravera 2016 94

Barolo Cascina Nuova 2016 92

Barbera d’Alba Bricco dei Merli 2017 91

Langhe Anas-cëtta 2018 92


Wine Spectator – 2020

Barbera d’Alba Bricco dei Merli 2017 92

Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice 2014 94



James Suckling – 2020

Barolo Ravera 2016 95

Barbaresco Bordini 2017 95

Barbera d’Alba Bricco Merli 2018 90

Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli 2019 91

Langhe Nascetta Anas-cëtta 2019 91

Dolcetto d’Alba Mandorlo 2019 91



Jancis Robinson – 2020

Barolo Ravera 2016 18+

Barolo Ravera 2010 18+

Barolo Cascina Nuova 2016 17.5

Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice 2015 17.5

Barolo Ravera Vigna Elena 2014 17.5


Vinum – 2020

Barolo Ravera 2016 18

Barolo Cascina Nuova 2016 17

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