2017 Barbera d'Alba Pre-Phylloxera, Elvio Cogno

Perhaps the ultimate expression of Barbera, this is a remarkable wine. It comes from a quarter of a hectare of 120 year-old vines, still on their own rootstocks. Cumin, tamarind, blueberry, fresh plums, and smoke all pour from the glass. The palate is so juicy and fine, and so much texture and length. This is special and long, leaves you speechless. Such a remarkable balance here.

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Case, 6 Bottles
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  • Region & country
    Barbera d'Alba (DOC), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2017 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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