Castello di Verduno – Bellis Perennis Bianco 2018

£18.95

A one of a kind Piedmont white, this wine is made from 100% Pelaverga, a red grape, but produced using a white vinification technique.

Country of Origin: Italy
Growing Region: Piedmont
Producer: Castello di Verduno
Grape Varietal: Pelaverga
Vintage: 2018

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Description

The Castello di Verduno is one of the historic castles of Barolo, originally built in 1500, and thanks to the Burlotto family it also seems set for a glittering future. Nebbiolo was first vinified here in 1838 under the new ownership of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy. In 1909 the castle was acquired by the Burlotto family. It was in the 1950s that the Commendatore Giovanni Battista Burlotto, returning from Eritrea, set about restoring the castle to its former glory. Today his daughters run the estate. The Castello’s ten hectares of vineyard spread across Barbaresco and Verduno, the northernmost Barolo commune where the proximity to the river results in warm days but cool nights. Their top wines come from two of the region’s most hallowed vineyards Verduno’s Monvigliero and Barbaresco’s Rabaja.

Rather than plant a foreign variety or even Arneis or Cortese, the winery decided to experiment with their Pelaverga, a red varietal, making it with a white vinification technique. The resulting wine is a fresh, floral white with great texture and minerality, making it perfect to pair with light appetizers and lunches.

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Additional information

Country of Origin

Region

Grape Varietal

Vineyard

ABV

13.00%

Bottle Size

750

Vintage

2018

Weight

1.25

Product Type

Type of Wine

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