Bricco Pernice is named for the rock on which courting partridges build their nest. “Pernice” translates as “rock ptarmigan” or “partridge,” “Bricco” is a hill. This is the very latest wine from Elvio Cogno. Until a few years ago this was part of the Ravera Barolo cru; in recent years it has been expanded to incorporate the neighboring hills. The fruit of years of hard work, this wine is a dream come true, made from the finest vineyard in Novello in the most historic part of the Ravera cru. The label is designed by Elena, Elvio’s granddaughter.
2014 VINTAGE NOTES:
A cold and snowy winter welcomed a warm and dry spring. which allowed an even budding. Summer saw warm days with some rainfall followed by a very dry end of the season. The beginning of fall was dry and cool creating optimal conditions for the phenolic ripening for the Nebbiolo grapes. The warm and dry weather during harvest ensured the grapes were evenly ripe and perfectly healthy.
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. Already elegant and alluring when young, its silkiness and, above all, its complexity allow it to age as only great wines know how.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo da Barolo, Lampia sub-variety of Nebbiolo
- Sources: 100% estate vineyard at the top of the Ravera hill
- Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel, temperature-controlled, with automatic pump overs, post-fermentation maceration for 30 days with submerged cap; skin contact for 40-45 days with fermentation and afterwards, with post-fermentation maceration submerged cap; 100% with indigenous yeast
- Aging: 30 months barrel-aging in large (25-30 hl/660-793 gallons), used Slavonian oak, followed by 18 months in bottle. Bottled without filtration
- Alcohol: 14.50%
- pH: 3.48
- RS: 0.50 g/L
- TA: 5.91 g/L
- ** Only 4 in Stock **
The 2014 growing season was cool and wet, but Walter Fissore is a master of managing his vines, having worked the Ravera cru for more than a quarter-century. This feels fully ripe, fresh and high-toned, with snappy red-fruit flavors girded by powerful, ferrous tannins. Mouthwatering acidity amplifies the berry flavors as notes of dried herbs and pressed florals emerge. - Wine & Spirits Magazine 94 Points
The 2014 Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice is full and soft with great fruit density. This is a nicely balanced wine that shows more intensity than I might have expected from this cool vintage that generally produced thinner wines in comparison. There is sweet, supple spice on the close. This elegant Barolo would go nicely with a beef and pork shank cassoulet. The wine has the fiber to age beautifully, but it will also show nicely in the medium-term, for those looking for a more accessible Barolo. - Robert Parker 94 Points
This red is juicy, offering cherry, raspberry, earth, tobacco and tar flavors. Dense tannins lend support as this stretches out nicely on the finish. Sleek and almost racy in style, with tobacco and mineral elements lingering. Best from 2023 through 2040. - Wine Spectator Magazine 93 Points