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Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine & Spirits, 91 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 106814
Barolo Bricco Pernice, named after a rock on which courting partridges build their nests, is the very latest wine from Cogno. The fruit of years and years of hard work, it is a desire that has come true. A project — a wine from the finest vineyard in Novello, in the most historic part of the Ravera cru, where the exceptional microclimate makes for superb Barolo — dreamt of by Elvio and achieved by Valter. 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.
Ruby to garnet red in colour. 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. Already elegant and alluring when young, its silkiness and, above all, its complexity allow it to age as only great wines know how.
The 2005 Barolo Bricco Pernice is a new wine made from a parcel of the Ravera vineyard in Novello. It is another big, imposing wine imbued with masses of dark fruit, leather, spices and menthol. A modern expression of ripeness meets a traditional interpretation of structure in this rich, compelling Barolo. Sweet, balsamic notes carry through to the long finish. The Bricco Pernice spent 24 months in 25-30 hectoliter oak casks. Simply put, this is an awesome bottle of Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. 93+Points.
Scents of raspberries and truffles combine in this sophisticated, formidable wine. The tannins feel cool and fruit driven, earthy and dark red, their structural strength, more delicate than extracted. This grows on a five-acre parcel int the Ravera cru ot Novello, where Cogno farms the Lampia clone of nebbiolo at an elevation of 1,250 feet
Barolo Bricco Pernice shows elegant and sophisticated layers of forest fruit, cassis, cola, granite and light smoke. The tannins are firm, drying and would help pair this pretty wine with creamy wild mushroom risotto.