Verduno Pelaverga 'Speziale'


100% Pelaverga Piccolo, a variety unique to Verduno!  Fruit from 2.6ha of vineyards, between 250-350m: Riva Rocca, Campasso, Boscatto, Neirane, Sotto Orti, Galleria.  Harvested in the second half of September. Stainless steel fermentation, on the skins for 6-8 days.  Aged between stainless and cement for 6 months.  Released in May 2022.  First made in 1973. 22,000 bottles produced.

92 points
"This is one of the personal highlights of my annual tasting of wines from Piedmont. The Fratelli Alessandria 2022 Verduno Pelaverga Speziale opens to a lean ruby appearance and a very punchy bouquet with wild rose, blood orange and crushed peppercorn. The aromas are offbeat for sure, but the wine's intensity is delicately measured against its streamlined texture. Winemaking sees stainless steel and some cement only. Some 25,000 bottles were released. You'll get a lot of food-pairing mileage out of the Pelaverga grape. The Alessandria family applies the term "spicy elegance" to all their wines, including the high-end Barolos and also this wine."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
August 2,4 2023

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