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Pelaverga piccolo

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Pelaverga di Saluzzo and Pelaverga di Verduno. It was allegedly built in the 18th century by a priest named Sebastiano Valfrè from the municipality of Saluzzo to Verduno (both Cuneo province) Piedmont brought. She may despite morphological Similarities not with the variety Pelaverga be confused. The medium to late ripening vine produces bright red, fruity red wines peppery Grade. The nearly extinct variety was reactivated in the 1970s by some producers and is grown in the municipality Verduno and the surrounding area. She is in the DOC wine Verduno Pelaverga approved as a dominant variety. In 2010, only 6 hectares of vineyards were reported with a strong declining trend; Ten years earlier, it had been 24 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Pelaverga piccolo - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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