Az. Cogno "Vigna Elena" 2000

100% Nebbiolo
A still red wine from the Piemonte region of Italy.

Warm and full body. Berries and dried petals.

Tasting Notes

The 2000 Vigna Elena from Az. Cogno shows an incredibly young character for its vintage and style.

The nose and palate are still mainly characterised by ripe fruits and rose petals.

On the mouth Vigna Elena is warm with fruity and floral notes. Well integrated soft tannins give it a great structure.

The wine is full body and the finish is long.

Score 87

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Az. Cogno "Vigna Elena" 2000
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Estate making Vigna Elena Estate Az. Cogno
Vigna Elena (2000) Label Vigna Elena
Style of Vigna Elena Style Red & Still
Country of Az. Cogno Country Italy
Region of Az. Cogno Region Piemonte
Grape blend of Vigna Elena Grapes Nebbiolo
Vintage of Vigna Elena Vintage 2000
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Wine making grape

Nebbiolo is an Italian red wine grape variety best known for its production in the Piedmont region, where it produces the DOCG wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Gattinara, Carema, and Ghemme. The word “nebbiolo” is thought to come from the Italian nebbia or Piedmontese nebia, which means “fog.” A thick, dense fog descends on the Langhe area, where many Nebbiolo vineyards are located, during harvest, which usually occurs in late October. Alternative interpretations include the formation of a fog-like glaucous veil over the berries as they mature, or that the name is derived from the Italian word nobile, which means noble. Nebbiolo manufactures light-colored red wines that are tannic in youth and have tar and rose scents. The wines mature to reveal other aromas and flavors such as violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, tobacco, and prunes as they age and take on a distinctive brick-orange hue at the rim of the bottle. To balance the tannins with other characteristics, Nebbiolo wines can take years to mature.

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