92+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This is a terrific Piedmont red to pair with a classic quiche Lorraine. The Elvio Cogno 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli is a delicate and fragile expression with bright accents of chopped mint and medicinal herb that hover over a core of wild cherry and dried raspberry. The wine delivers soft and smooth aromas that define the character of this pretty wine. Dusty tannins and some lingering mineral notes frame a polished finish. A portion of the wine sees whole-cluster fermentation, and winemaking is straightforward in stainless steel. Some 10,000 bottles were released."
91 points James Suckling
"Strawberries and orange peel with a hint of oyster shell. Medium body. Asphalt undertones. Juicy finish. Drink now."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Nebbiolo has always been one of the most beautiful grapes of the Langhe, able to express new nuances and emotions to those who cultivate and vinify it with respect. It is a meaningful gift and great ambassador of its land of origins. Montegrilli is born in the vineyards with the objective of becoming a genuine and focused wine that shows the true personality of the nebbiolo grape. Tasting Notes: The 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli is a terrific wine that faithfully represents what a young and drinkable Nebbiolo means. One-third of the wine undergoes carbonic maceration in order to remove some of the tannic astringency and focus on primary fruit aromas. Crunchy small red berries and a hint of white pepper go together with silky tannins, freshness and a wonderful mouth-watering feeling.