2017 Barbera d'Alba Bricco dei Merli, Elvio Cogno

Orange peel and fresh beef tomatoes. And blueberry fruit and some violets. Lovely density: there's a weight and tannins to this, with such impressive length. Lovely acidity here, so much energy and a beautiful finish.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£21.88
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£131.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barbera d'Alba (DOC), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2022
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2017 Barbera d'Alba Bricco dei Merli, 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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