Elvio Cogno - Italy - Piedmont

Barbera Pre Phylloxera - 2012

Price : 53.75$
Grape Variety : Barbera  
Caract. : Dry red wine  
SAQ Code : 12034515  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 14.5% 
Bottles/Crate : 6 

Tasting :

"Deep, richly colored wine, the Barbera d’Alba Prefilossera boasts huge fruit, expressive aromatics and tons of structure. Menthol, pine, spices, leather, exotic spices and plums stain the palate as this rich Barbera shows off its considerable pedigree." -AG Wine Advocate -R. Parker

Wine Pairing :

Game, red meat (grilled or roasted), strong cheese.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Barbera (100%)
  • Age of vines : 120 years -PRE-PHYLLOXERA
  • Yield of vines : 4 ton/ha
  • Irrigation : Drip
  • Harvest : Manual
  • Fermentation : Stainless steel during 15 days
  • Maturation : 12 months in slovanian oak barrel (4-5 years old). 6 months in bottle. With the lees. Malolactic fermentation.
  • Type of yeast : Indigenous
  • Fining : Not filtered
  • Cellar : 15 years
  • Decanting : 2h

See the Press Review


Vintage 2012

  • Wine Spectator : 91 points

Vintage 2011

  • James Suckling: 95 pts.
  • Wine Spectator: 90 pts.

Vintage 2010

  • Wine Advocate- R. Parker: 93 pts.
  • Wine Spectator: 90 pts.

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