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. Cogno Mandorlo Dolcetto d'Alba is made from 100% Dolcetto grapes, which are a dark-skinned grape variety that is grown in the Alba area, located in the southern part of the Langhe region.
It has a deep ruby color with aromas of red and black fruit, such as cherry, plum, and blackberry, as well as floral notes and hints of spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with soft tannins and flavors of dark fruit, licorice, and a touch of almond. The wine has a fresh acidity and a long finish.
The wine making it a great wine to enjoy with a range of Italian dishes, such as pasta with tomato sauce, pizza, and grilled meats.