Elvio Cogno "Montergilli" Nebbiolo Langhe, 2015

Style: Medium-bodied red                     Vintage: 2015                         ABV: 14%

Appellation: Langhe                             Varietal: Nebbiolo

Region: Piedmont                                 County:  Italy

Pairings:  Beef Tenderloin, Ribeye Steak, Prime Rib, Roast Turkey, Pork Sausage, Braised Duck, Meat Ragu, Roasted Game Hen, Braised Pork shank, Prosciutto, Pastas, Asian Cuisine with 5-Spice or Brown Sauce, Fall Squash, Mushrooms, Roasted Onions.

Cheese Pairings: Béchamel Sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano, Fresh Burrata, Full fat Feta Cheese, Soft Triple-Cream Cow’s Cheese, Manchego, Pecorino, Butter, Washed-Rind Cheeses.

About This Wine: This wine is dedicated to winemaker Valter Fissore’s grandfather, Eugenio, who had a vineyard named Montegrilli in the Roero area of the Langhe. Fissore worked alongside his father-in-law, legendary winemaker Elvio Cogno, and took over for Cogno following his death in 2016.

Ruby red in color with purple reflections. The bouquet offers a wide range of aromas primarily of blackberry, blueberry and plum. There are intense floral notes of rose and violet. The mouth is round and fresh, with soft and velvety tannins that give a very long and pleasant aftertaste. Very approachable.