The man who gives this sought-after estate its name
sadly passed away in June 2016, but Elvio Cogno’s
daughter Nadia and son-in-law Valter Fissore are
continuing his work with real style.
They’ve been working at the estate ever since Elvio
founded it in 1991, so they know it better than anyone.
They own a range of vineyards in the Ravera cru, the
best spot in Novello, the commune where you’ll find
the estate. Walking across the hillside, you’ll know their
vineyards because they’ve got the healthiest vines.
Valter keeps it simple, believing great wine can only be
made with perfect grapes, and is fastidious in caring
And it’s not just Nebbiolo that soars with such care in
the vineyards. Valter’s Barberas rival all those in the
land. His pre-Phylloxera example, from vines of over
100 years old (pre-dating the period when the vine
louse Phylloxera devastated most vines across all
of Europe), elevates the Barbera grape to a whole