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Elvio Cogno

Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera Vigna Elena Riserva 2016 750ml


About Elvio Cogno

More than 70 years ago, Elvio Cogno had a dream. He would estate-bottle wine from his family’s Novello vineyards and serve them at the family restaurant in... La Morra. By the 1950s, Elvio had left the restaurant business to devote his energies to winegrowing in partnership with La Morra’s Marcarini estate, and Elvio released his first Barolo with the renowned 1961 vintage. By 1990 Elvio had struck out on his own, purchasing 37 acres surrounding an 18th-century farmhouse at the top of Bricco Ravera hill in Barolo’s Novello commune, with 27 acres planted to vine. Today’s Elvio Cogno estate rests in the hands of Nadia and Valter Fissore, Elvio’s daughter and son-in-law, and together they continue to craft wines as Elvio did — growing their vines organically, using only natural yeasts and traditional protocol, and working to create wines that speak of the Langhe’s history and terroir. The Elvio Cogno estate releases very little wine — fewer than 6,000 cases annually — and its Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco, Nascetta, and Dolcetto bottlings are beloved by connoisseurs, critics, and casual Italian wine fans.