100% Pelaverga Piccolo (an indigneous grape varietal from Piedmont). Among these standout wines is my personal favorite, the irresistible Pelaverga Speziale. Vittore Alessandria calls it a "falso leggero" because the grape actually delivers more power and intensity than its transparent ruby appearance might otherwise suggest.
The Fratelli Alessandria 2020 Verduno Pelaverga Speziale opens to a light ruby color and lean appearance, and it also shows the lightest alcohol content from these releases at just 13%. The wine is beautifully fragrant and bright, with small berry notes, wild mint and a whole bunch of that freshly milled white peppercorn that is so specific to this grape. I just love this grape, and I don't exaggerate when I say it is always a highlight of my annual tasting from the Langhe, thanks to the eccentric and electric qualities so beautifully rendered. Try this super fun wine with your favorite pizza combination. Drink: 2021-2024’ 92 Points - Moncia Larner, RobertParker.com (June 2021)
|Product Type||Wine Red Other Varietals & Blends|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|
|Vineyard Practices||Minimal Intervention|