Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice
BAROLO RAVERA BRICCO PERNICE
The hill of Bricco Pernice, as well as the hill of Cascina Nuova, is one of the easiest points to identify and delimit within the MGA Ravera since together they form a watershed between the valley of Barolo, to the north, and the southernmost part of the denomination, of which the hill of Novello is its extreme point.
Compared to Cascina Nuova, however, Bricco Pernice is in a more secluded position protected from cool winds coming from the Alta Langa and this probably contributes that extra touch of intensity that requires longer aging in wood (30 months against 24 months of Barolo Ravera).
The soils, an expression of laminated Sant’Agata Fossili Marls, are somewhat lighter and more calcareous than those of Cascina Nuova, while the exposure revolves decisively toward the southwest, the warmest position of all.
Elevation: 380 – 400 mt.
Exposure: south and southwest.
Geology: laminated Sant’Agata Fossili Marls.
Year of planting: 1970 and 1990.
Surface under vine: 2.0 ha.
Vinification: in stainless steel with 30 days of submerged cap maceration.
Aging: 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels of 50 hl.
First vintage released: 2005.
Vintages produced: all.