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Barolo DOCG Ravera

"Bricco Pernice"

The Elvio Cogno tradition

Area: 2 hectares
Grape variety: lampia, sub-variety of Nebbiolo
Density: 5,000 vines per hectare
Cultivation: vertical trellised, Guyot pruning
Altitude: 320 m above sea level
Harvest period: October
Wine making: in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, automatic pump-over, post-fermentation maceration for 30 days with submerged cap
Aging: 30 months in large Slavonian oak barrels of 25-30 hl
Lysis: 90 days
Bottle aging: 18 months

Profilo Sensoriale

Ruby to garnet red in color. Intense notes of violet accompanied by a hint of damp soil, ripe red fruit, and subtle spiciness. Harmonious and well-structured on the palate with incisive yet fine, soft tannins.

Serving suggestion: Already elegant and alluring when young, its silkiness and, above all, its complexity allow it to age as only great wines know how.

Serving temperature: 19°C.


Barolo Bricco Pernice, named after the rock on which courting partridges build their nests, is the very latest wine from Cogno. The fruit of years of hard work, it is a dream come true. First envisioned by Elvio and then achieved by Valter, the project was to create a wine from the beautiful vineyard in Novello in the most historical part of the Ravera cru where the exceptional microclimate makes for superb Barolo. Barolo Bricco Pernice is the latest chapter in a story — Elvio Cogno’s — that began in La Morra. An expression of all the technical and stylistic precepts of the maestro himself, it fully deserves its place in the ‘Riserva di Elvio.’ A peculiar characteristic of Barolo Bricco Pernice is its enveloping softness, capable at once of revealing all the allure and potency of Bricco Ravera. The graphics on the Bricco Pernice label show the artistic growth of Elvio’s granddaughter Elena, who presents the wine today with the same label as Vigna Elena, the Barolo named after her when she was three. 

My father-in-law Elvio kept saying it: Bricco Pernice

Elvio Cogno

The Elvio Cogno Winery stands at the top of the Bricco Ravera Hill in Novello, in the Piedmont territory of the Langhe. The farm occupies 11 hectares of land, all under vine. It has the unique feature that it is almost surrounded by forest (bordered at least) creating a unique, possibly slightly cooler more natural micro climate.
The Cogno family has been making wine for four generations, managing the vineyards with great care. They do not force the natural way of the vines, but cultivate low yields per hectare in respect of the biological balance of the vines. In Elvio Cogno’s wines today, we find the characteristics of history and tradition as Papà Elvio advised, and freshness and innovation that his daughter Nadia and her husband Valter Fissore contribute. The style is traditional: organic vineyard management, extremely low yields, a long maceration time and ageing in large oak. Always looking for balance the wines have immediate appeal but of course the longer you spend with them the more they reveal their multifaceted structure. This is true for all their wines, not only the top cru‘s.
Organic and biodynamic principles are employed in the vineyard and winery. Minimal sulphur used.

Radiant and structured, this is initially closed but slowly opens to reveal engaging aromas of woodland berry, violet, star anise, dark cooking spice and a balsamic note. The vibrant, full-bodied palate boasts great energy while offering layers of wild cherry, raspberry, white pepper and licorice. Bright acidity and firm, polished tannins provide balance.

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