2013 Barbera d'Alba Pre-Phylloxera, Elvio Cogno

Valter is rightly proud of this unique wine. We were too slow last year so didn’t get an allocation, and in 2013 only 4,000 bottles were made from this ancient vineyard still on original rootstock. This is quite a high site in la Morra, producing savoury, sappy, tarry wines of immense concentration and layers of fruit which age gracefully. This is a product that has a place in the cellar of any Piedmont fan.

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  • Region & country
    Barbera d'Alba (DOC), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2022
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2013 Barbera d'Alba Pre-Phylloxera, Elvio Cogno
Elvio Cogno

The man who gave this sought-after estate its name sadly passed away in 2016, but Elvio Cogno’s daughter Nadia and son-in-law Valter Fissore are continuing his work. Valter focusses on the vineyard, with the belief that great wine can only be made with perfect grapes. 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 over 100 years old, elevates the Barbera grape to a whole new level.

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