The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Pelaverga di Saluzzo and Pelaverga di Verduno. It is said that it was in the 18th century by a priest named Sebastiano Valfrè from the parish of Saluzzo to Verduno (both province of Cuneo) in the Piedmont brought. In spite of morphological No similarities to the variety Pelaverga be confused. The medium to late ripening vine produces light red, fruity red wines peppery Grade. The almost extinct variety was reactivated by some producers in the 1970s and is grown in the Verduno area and the surrounding area. It is in DOC wine Verduno Pelaverga approved as a determining variety. In 2010, only 6 hectares of vineyards were shown with a strongly falling trend; (Ten years earlier it had been 24 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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