Verduno Pelaverga “Speziale” DOC

After 15 years of DOC status, we decided to “call it by its name”, starting with the 2011 vintage, to show how special it is to us. This unique wine is produced almost exclusively in the municipality of Verduno, from the rare native grape variety Pelaverga Piccolo. You can tell that it is special by its colour, but what is particularly captivating is its unmistakable spicy scent, especially of pepper, hence Speziale (spezia being the Italian word for spice).

Let yourself be seduced!
Tip: drink it in company…

Technical Datasheet

Municipality: Verduno

Grape variety: Pelaverga Piccolo

Vineyards, Exposure, Altitude: Riva Rocca (Soth/East, 270-320 meters), Campasso (East, 250-350 meters), Boscatto (East, 250-350 meters), Neirane (West 330-400 meters), Sotto Orti (West 270-310 meters), Galleria (West 250-280 meters)

Average age of vines: around 20 years

Total area: about 3 hectares

Soil: limestone and silty

Harvest period and method: by hand in the second half of September

Vine training and Density of plants: Guyot; 4,500 vines per hectare

Fermentation and Maceration: 6 – 8 days in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 25 – 26 °C (77 – 79 °F)

Ageing and Fining: 5 – 6 months in stainless steel or cement tanks, and at least 1-2 months in horizontally laid bottles

Bottling period: April, May

Longevity: 3-4 years

First year of production: 1973