The winery is named after its founder, Elvio Cogno, who was a legendary winemaker and a key figure in the renaissance of the Barolo region in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, Elvio Cogno is run by Valter Fissore, Elvio's son-in-law, who has continued the winery's tradition of producing exceptional wines. The winery owns several vineyards in the Langhe, including some of the most prestigious sites in the region, such as Ravera and Bricco Pernice. The Bricco Pernice vineyard, where the grapes for this wine are grown, is located in the commune of Novello, which is one of the 11 communes in the Barolo appellation.
Vintage 2016 Bricco Pernice aromas of dark fruit, tobacco, leather, and spice. On the palate, 2016 Bricco Pernice is full-bodied and structured, with firm tannins and a long, lingering finish. It has flavors of black cherry, plum, and blackberry, as well as notes of licorice, vanilla, and spice.
2016 Bricco Pernice is best enjoyed after decanting for at least an hour to allow it to breathe and open up. It pairs well with rich, hearty dishes such as beef stew, roasted lamb, or aged cheeses. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a sipping wine.