Cogno Ravera Barolo 2013

Regular price $99.00

The Cogno family has been making Barolo since 1961, the values of history and tradition handed down by father Elvio are enhanced by the freshness and innovation introduced by his daughter Nadia and her husband Valter. Founded by Elvio Cogno this family of winemakers were one of the pioneers to start including the vineyards they sourced their grapes from on their Barolo labels. The Elvio Cogno winery sits on the top of Bricco Ravera, a hill near Novello in the Langhe area of Piedmont, one of the eleven communes in which Barolo is produced. The cellar is housed in an 18th-century manor farm surrounded by 11 hectares of land, all occupied by vineyards.

 

The 2013 Cogno Ravera Barolo is a big and powerful wine that is showing beautifully currently but can still be aged extensively.  The following are notes from the winemaker:

 

“Brilliant garnet-red in color with orange highlights. Firm, elegant and potent on the nose, it has scents of Eurasian wild rose (Rosa canina), mint and tobacco, scents which meld in the course of time into spice, coffee, licorice, truffle, leather and minerals. A full-bodied, rounded bouquet of great structure and balance, redolent of plum jam and withered brambles. The persistent chocolaty finish is harmonious and enticing. Over the years, it gradually refines its characteristics to achieve classic elegance and composure”

 

Pairs well with braised meats, stewed game, roasts and mature cheeses such as pecorino and Parmigiano Reggiano