2018 Elvio Cogno Anas-Cëtta Langhe Nascetta di Novello
Elvio Cogno is located on top of Bricco Ravera, a hill near Novello in the Langhe area of Piedmont. This is one of the eleven municipalities where Barolo is produced. The cellar is located in an 18th century manor house, the farm is surrounded by 11 hectares of vineyards. The Cogno family has been making wine in the Langhe area for 4 generations. The history and tradition were passed down by father Elvio and the innovation was introduced by his daughter Nadia and her husband Valter Fissore. And daughter Elena? Today, he is responsible for the sleek and stylish house style of the domain. Learned young, shall we say. They only grow native grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Nascetta.
Nascetta is a white grape and was popular in the 19th century from Alba to Mondovì. The more successful nebbiolo then pushed the nascetta into the background. The nascetta grape bunches are not too big and the yield is low. That may also be one reason the nascetta was relegated to farm white wine and seemed to die a slow death. From the early 1990s, the winery Elvio Cogno started planting this nascetta grape around the village of Novello and were even the first to offer the grape as a monovarietal wine and have been very successful as a result.
You can now find the grape in various vineyards in the Langhe and about twenty 'cantinas' produce a nascetta wine. There are even those who already speak of the future king of white wines (after Barolo as “wine of kings and king of wines”).
The Elvio Cogno Anas-Cëtta Langhe Nascetta di Novellov is a beautiful white wine. It has a light straw yellow color with notes of earl gray tea, honeysuckle, jasmine and white pepper in the nose. Full-bodied and oily with plenty of attractive stone fruit and a pastry-like, layered texture.
|Type of Wine
|Nascetta di Novello
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Tense, White fruit
|Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag