Region: Piedmont, Italy
Soils: Clay based soil, gravel, sand
Vinification: This wine was macerated for ten days before undergoing spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: 6 months in stainless before being bottled
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: The grapes for Divicaroli are sourced from 30-year-old pelaverga vines. Pelaverga (distinct from the pelaverga piccolo variety of Verduno) is characteristic of the area around Saluzzo. Here it was long a staple in blends, but its importance shrank over time, until it nearly vanished in the 1970s. Today, careful site selection and pruning are bringing about a small and welcome renaissance for the grape. Its peppery, high-toned freshness, and delicate floral and herbaceous notes are quintessentially Alpine. It is still rare to find monovarietal pelaverga from anywhere in the Piedmont, let alone the Colline Saluzzesi.