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Cascina Melognis 2017 Colline Saluzzesi Pelaverga "Divicaroli"

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. This wine was macerated for ten days before undergoing spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, where it remained for 6 months before being bottled. "Divicaroli" means "belonging to Saint Charles" in Latin and is named such because the pelaverga comes from a vineyard named after St. Charles.

  • 2017
  • Pelaverga
  • DOC
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Colline Saluzzesi
  • Southeast
  • Acidic clay-based soil, gravel, sand
  • Organic
  • Stainless steel
  • Stainless steel
  • 14%
  • 5 g/L
  • 3.55
  • 750 ml
  • Red
  • $26.99