jamie goode's wine blog: Pelaverga: an obscure but incredible Italian wine

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pelaverga: an obscure but incredible Italian wine

Very excited to try a rather obscure but wonderful Italian red last night. It's from Piedmont, but the grape variety is Pelaverda, which is grown mostly in the commune of Verduno. This is the sort of red wine I just love. Fresh, natural, complex and expressive.

Fratelli Alessandria Pelaverga Verduno 2008 Piedmont, Italy
13.5% alcohol. Light coloured, this red wine has a lively peppery, savoury nose which is quite sappy and fresh. The palate shows open, elegant cherry fruit with vibrant spicy, peppery notes and a savoury finish. It's elegant, complex and refined: just thrilling. 93/100 (12.95 BBR)

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3 Comments:

At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Ben Smith said...

Jamie, funnily enough I had the same wine on Saturday - I'd never heard of the appellation or the grape variety, but was equally impressed by it. Considering it is so near to Barolo geographically it's a million miles in style!

Ben

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Sladky said...

Apparently people of Verduno market their unique vaiety as evpressive,sensual and uninhibited.
I could not agree more.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1124/1145218193_615bf76b05.jpg

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also came across this 2 weeks ago when there..i think it might be too "fresh" for fruit ripened UK palate. Novel though

 

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