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Cascina Melognis Pelaverga

Cascina Melognis Pelaverga

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Grapes: Pelaverga

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Vintage: 2017

Viticulture: Organic

Soils: Clay based soil, gravel, sand

Yeasts: Indigenous

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.

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