After Christmas time, we have begun our late Barolo 2018 racking, ready by now to be moved from our stainless steel tanks to barrels for the usual aging time in oak. January 2019 has been marked out by huge satisfaction and emotion, since we inaugurated our new temperature and humidity controlled cellar and we moved our beautiful big barrels of Slavonian oak in. Doing so we finally freed more space, creating a very important area for the élevage of circa 200.000 bottles. This can be translated in more flexibility for our wines stock management, allowing ourselves to boost our quality standards: we will have the chance to interpret every single vintage at its best laying out the adequate time of aging, without being bound by space necessity. In the first months we finished all bottlings of our new vintages: Langhe Nascetta Doc Anas-cëtta 2018, Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli Doc 2018, Dolcetto d’Alba Doc Mandorlo 2018, Barbera d’Alba Doc Bricco dei Merli and Barbera d’Alba Doc Pre-Phylloxera 2017, together with our Barbaresco Docg Bordini 2016. All wines present a vibrant elegance, supported by a silky complexity and a great finesse which gives them length and eloquence. Vintage 2018 is, in general, characterized by a high drinkability with fresh fruits well ripened and flowers bouquet on the nose, which offers deep expressivity at the beginning and reveals complexity, and character, after.
Beginning of 2019 has been for us even a moment of planning and creation of a new tasting room, from where it will be possible to admire the magnificence of our hills, and of our future wine shop, for all wine lovers just stopping by. One of the main news of recent time is the increasing of our young team with Valentina, new marketing and sales manager, and Alessio, enologist and wine agronomist, who works between vineyards and cellar. Both will push the quality growth and Elvio Cogno brand awareness further.