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."
The 2014 Barolo Ravera is just as impressive as it has been in the past. Sweet floral notes and layers of fruit are beautifully laced together. Over time the 2014 has started to gain weight but it is also starting to shut down in terms of its overall expressiveness. I wouldn't dream of touching a bottle anytime soon.v
Pure cherry and strawberry fruit graces this delicate Barolo. Elements of licorice, tar and mineral add complexity and there is adequate structure. Still, this should be approachable early for the light weight and balance. Best from 2021 through 2036. 350 cases imported.
The Ravera cru of Novello is quietly growing in prestige and consistency. It is becoming one of the latest additions to an elite list of grand cru sites in the Barolo appellation. That quality is demonstrated in a difficult vintage such as this. The 2014 Barolo Ravera is a tight and polished expression with a glossy and gleaming personality. The fruit is fine-tuned and small in range but it hits the senses with pinpoint precision. The wine shows the taut tightness of its youth and will flesh out with a few more years of cellar aging.
Woodland berry, blue flower, forest floor, truffle and menthol aromas take center stage on this polished red. It's full bodied and inviting, offering Marasca cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and star anise set against fresh acidity and refined tannins. It's already almost approachable but will also offer years of pleasure. Drink 2020–2026.