Ruby to garnet red in color. Intense notes of violet accompanied by a hint of damp soil, ripe red fruit, and subtle spiciness. Harmonious and well-structured on the palate with incisive yet fine, soft tannins.
Serving suggestion: Already elegant and alluring when young, its silkiness and, above all, its complexity allow it to age as only great wines know how.
Serving temperature: 19°C.
Barolo Bricco Pernice, named after the rock on which courting partridges build their nests, is the very latest wine from Cogno. The fruit of years of hard work, it is a dream come true. First envisioned by Elvio and then achieved by Valter, the project was to create a wine from the beautiful vineyard in Novello in the most historical part of the Ravera cru where the exceptional microclimate makes for superb Barolo. Barolo Bricco Pernice is the latest chapter in a story — Elvio Cogno’s — that began in La Morra. An expression of all the technical and stylistic precepts of the maestro himself, it fully deserves its place in the ‘Riserva di Elvio.’ A peculiar characteristic of Barolo Bricco Pernice is its enveloping softness, capable at once of revealing all the allure and potency of Bricco Ravera. The graphics on the Bricco Pernice label show the artistic growth of Elvio’s granddaughter Elena, who presents the wine today with the same label as Vigna Elena, the Barolo named after her when she was three.