Cascina Melognis

Piedmont | Colline Saluzzesi | Revello

Cascina Melognis is a tiny mountainside winery created by Michele Fino and his wife, Vanina Maria Carta. Together they organically farm 3 hectares of vines focused on a handful of varieties: pelaverga, barbera, chatus, and pinot noir. “Working so close to a mountain peak almost 4,000 meters (12,000 feet) above sea level shapes our climate, our behavior, and our wines,” Michele explains. “Our winemaking is deeply rooted in our terroir.” Michele’s own roots in farming and the land, and the couple’s shared dedication to proving the potential of an historic but little known terroir, has, in a short time, begun to deliver captivating results.

Cascina Melognis 2019 Colline Saluzzesi Pelaverga Grosso "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 is macerated for ten days before undergoing spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, where it remains 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.

  • 2019
  • Pelaverga
  • DOC
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Colline Saluzzesi
  • Conversion Organic under CCPB
  • Southeast
  • Acidic clay-based soil, gravel, sand
  • 6 months stainless steel
  • Stainless steel
  • 0.11
  • 750 ml

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