Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno

Pre-Phylloxera Barbera d'Alba

9.358 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.6

Tart, a bit too brawny and redundant for me. Not bad overall and paired with amatriciana pasta; showed ample dark fruit and smoke.

Tart, a bit too brawny and redundant for me. Not bad overall and paired with amatriciana pasta; showed ample dark fruit and smoke.

May 5th, 2020
Joe Lucca

Bit of a unicorn 🦄. Pre-Phylloxera vines from 1902! The nose is like smelling a bowl of fresh raspberries. Ridiculously dense and chewy on the palate with black raspberries and raspberry coulis giving way to cracked granite, limestone, dry earth and savory herbs. Nice grip. This needed about an hour decant to really show.

Bit of a unicorn 🦄. Pre-Phylloxera vines from 1902! The nose is like smelling a bowl of fresh raspberries. Ridiculously dense and chewy on the palate with black raspberries and raspberry coulis giving way to cracked granite, limestone, dry earth and savory herbs. Nice grip. This needed about an hour decant to really show.

Sep 21st, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

Soft and elegant red raspberries. This is a sick and yes pre-phylloxera 1902 vines!! This is by far the best Barbera I have ever had... sick balance of fruit and terroir.

Soft and elegant red raspberries. This is a sick and yes pre-phylloxera 1902 vines!! This is by far the best Barbera I have ever had... sick balance of fruit and terroir.

Aug 27th, 2019
Justin Bothur

Almost mistaken for Nebbiolo so tar and leather laced. Floral elements muted. Fruit is primary on the palate.

Almost mistaken for Nebbiolo so tar and leather laced. Floral elements muted. Fruit is primary on the palate.

May 18th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.6

Tart, simple. Dark fruit. Wildly misleading label. Read the small print. Vineyards grow on rootstocks today. Very tart.

Tart, simple. Dark fruit. Wildly misleading label. Read the small print. Vineyards grow on rootstocks today. Very tart.

Apr 26th, 2018
Eric Grasser

A classic Barbera.

A classic Barbera.

Sep 8th, 2015
jerod peitsmeyer

good but horribly overpriced

good but horribly overpriced

Feb 19th, 2015
Stéphane VIVIER

A la barbe de tout le monde.

A la barbe de tout le monde.

Dec 30th, 2014
Erik Schneider

Historical wine:)

Historical wine:)

Apr 13th, 2014
Richard Betts

Master Sommelier/Winemaker/Mezcalero Saint Glinglin, Sombra

8.5

This is good. Very.

This is good. Very.

Apr 26th, 2013