Elvio Cogno Winery

The Elvio Cogno Winery produces the principle wines of the Langhe. The winery owns about fifteen hectares of vineyard property in Novello, one of eleven townships in the province of Cuneo in which Barolo DOCG production is allowed. The hills are world-renowned for their history, culture, and beauty, and they were recently recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage.

In the footsteps of its founder Elvio Cogno, today Nadia Cogno and Valter Fissore direct the winery with four generations of winemakers and vine growers, dedicated to obtaining excellence that begins with the unique terroir to create wines that are famous throughout the world for their elegance, texture, and balance.

"You can make wine simply by buying the grapes for it. To work in the vineyards is another thing entirely. It means feeling a connection with the earth and its vital cycles of nature. Overall, it means transmitting the sense of this to your work." Valter Fissore

With four Barolo labels and eleven and a half hectares of vineyards in Ravera, Cogno is the most important producer of the Menzione Geografica Aggiuntiva (MeGA) "Ravera." Ravera is the most well-known cru, or zone of vineyards, of Novello. It is recognized for producing wines that are able to withstand time while maintaining their aromas and freshness intact.

Strength, elegance, and noble smoothness. Elvio Cogno produces the great wines of the Langhe following traditional winemaking methods formed with the test of time. The wines are made according to the time scale of nature so that the extraordinary terroir of the vineyards is free to express its unique character, aroma, and color.

The winemaking methods use long, spontaneous fermentation, slow and never exaggerated extraction, a prudent use of submerged cap, large barrels, and the silence -- mysterious and full of anticipation -- of aging.

The wines of Elvio Cogno use technology sparingly, and only in support of the natural evolution of the wine, so that in every nuance, it carries the signature of the great cru of the family: Ravera.

The wines of Elvio Cogno draw their distinctive characteristics from this zone located in the township of Novello. The area has always been considered the best of its surrounding territory, and gives Elvio Cogno wines their uniqueness that, over time, has become a mark of distinction, their identifying character, and a symbol of the wisdom handed down over the generations.

Through the natural vineyard management and cellar methods, the wines reveal an elegant and graceful power, an enveloping smoothness, and an unexpected freshness accompanied by characteristic and pronounced aromas. The wines are ready to tell a new story every time, yet remain constant in their pride of their roots.

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Elvio Cogno 'Bordini' Barbaresco 2014
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 “Offers aromas and flavors of cherry, flowers, leather and spice, with earthy, chewy tannins and an overall grainy profile. Stays long on the finish. Features a sweet core and will be fine with time.” Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2017  TASTING NOTES Ruby red in color with
Item Number: 33146
Case: $599.40

Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 92 “…rich, luscious fruit flavors with bold cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. Delicate tones of cola, truffle and licorice give lift at the back. The tannins are young and show some astringent tightness that needs extra time to integrate…” Monica Larner, June 2016   THE STORY
Item Number: 28720

Elvio Cogno Dolcetto d'Alba Mandorlo 2016
The bright purple color is typical for this grape. The nose shows an intense and pure aroma of cherry with hints of strawberries, very fragrant. The mouth is full with soft tannins and bright acidity; very balanced and approachable.  100% Dolcetto  100% organic (not yet certified)  100% in

Elvio Cogno 'Ravera' Barolo 2013
97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 "Wild berry, iris, rose and a potpourri of culinary spice aromas emerge on the nose of this stunning red. Radiant and full bodied, the palate is young and primary at this stage but already evokes morello cherry, licorice, pipe tobacco and aromatic herbs. Bright acidity and taut

Elvio Cogno 'Bordini' Barbaresco 2013
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "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. Best from 2019 through 2033, 833 cases made. -BS  Ruby red in color with garnet

Elvio Cogno Dolcetto d'Alba Mandorlo 2015
THE STORY Mandorlo is an proprietary name derived from the area where the vineyard is located, which is on the Ravera hillside in the village of Novello in the Langhe region.  2015 VINTAGE NOTES The 2015 vintage started with a snowy winter, leaving a very good water reserve that lasted the

Elvio Cogno 'Cascina Nuova' Barolo 2011
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94  “Extremely fresh and pure, this red exhibits rose, strawberry and cherry flavors, with accents of licorice and leather. Balanced and elegant, revealing a long, resonant aftertaste of sticks and stones. Beautiful harmony.” Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2015  Wine Enthusiast 93

Elvio Cogno 'Cascina Nuova' Barolo 2010
93  James Suckling 
Vinious Media 93 "Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red cherries and licorice meld together in the 2010 Barolo Cascina Nuova. Fine and silky through to the finish the 2010 is a great introduction to the vintage. With time in the glass the floral and spice notes become more prominent, adding lift,

Elvio Cogno Montegrilli 2010
"Deep ruby red in colour with a slight orange edge. Harmonious, well-balanced aroma, a pleasant synthesis of floral, fruity and soft spicy scents, with a finish of rose, violet and vanilla. Fresh, lively bouquet, with harmonious acids, tannins and alcohol. Soft, elegant and full-bodied with a very

Elvio Cogno Dolcetto d'Alba 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2010 Dolcetto dAlba Vigna del Mandorlo is a big, dark wine bursting with fruit. This is an especially brooding, virile Dolcetto that needs to be paired with food. Violets, tar and scorched earth are some of the notes that add complexity to the blueberry and blackberry fruit.

Elvio Cogno 'Bordini' Barbaresco 2008
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "A supple, elegant red, combining finesse and intensity. Cherry, raspberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors fit seamlessly with the vibrant structure, as the finish lingers gracefully. Very harmonious and long. Best from 2014 through 2028. 100 cases imported." ~BS  Wine

Elvio Cogno 'Ravera' Barolo 2004
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The 2004 Barolo Ravera is another beautiful effort. Ravera is a vineyard that typically yields wines with a firm tannic spine, yet this Barolo has plenty of fruit to provide an engaging counterpoint. Dark cherries, plums, tar and smoke all come to life as this elegant,

Elvio Cogno Dolcetto D'Alba 2007
89  Wine Advocate 
 Wine Advocate 89 "Cogno's 2007 Dolcetto d'Alba is made in a firm, sturdy style yet it offers compelling balance in its fresh bouquet and ripe dark fruit. The wine possesses a long, clean finish, not to mention terrific balance. This reliably excellent Dolcetto also happens to be a great value.

Elvio Cogno Montegrilli 2006
90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "The estates 2006 Montegrilli (50% Nebbiolo, 50% Barbera) is a blockbuster. It possesses awesome richness in a big, fruit-driven style. Despite the wines size, it remains vibrant and very well-delineated, qualities that are found in the top wines of 2006. The tannins build on the

Elvio Cogno 'Ravera' Barolo 2003
92  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 92 "Cogno’s Barolo Ravera is a wine that sometimes comes across as austere, but in 2003 the heat has filled out the wine’s frame nicely, giving it an attractive plumpness and soft, accessible personality. Today it is primary, with just the barest hints of macerated cherries and