This wine is known for its elegance, a quality that shines through in the delicate balance of its high grippy tannins and bright acidity. Its graceful composition makes it an excellent choice for those who appreciate wines that are both environmentally conscious and elegantly crafted.

Grape Variety / Blend: pelaverga piccolo
Winery / Estate: Castello di Verduno

A beautiful red wine from Piedmont (Italy) with spices, wild strawberries and pomegranate on both nose and palate. A fresh and elegant wine with “crunchy” tannins. Beautifully pairs with cured meats and heavier poultry dishes.

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Product-Type: Wine
Type: red
Price Point: 2,001 and above
Style: Spicy & Powerful
Vintage: 2013 2014 2015
Blend/Grape Variety: pelaverga piccolo
Volume: 750 ml
Alcohol: 13.50%
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Estate: Castello di Verduno
Appellation: DOC Verduno
Fermentation: Natural
Wine-Making Process: Organic
FOOD PAIRING: RED MEATS: Barbecued Roasted


Piedmont, Italy: Castello di Verduno

Castello di Verduno is an historic Piemontese estate that makes classic Barolo and Barbaresco from prime vineyard sites in both appellations. The winery is located in Verduno, the northernmost commune of Barolo. The winery has a total of 10 hectares – five in Verduno planted to Nebbiolo & Pelaverga and five in Barbaresco planted to Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera.

Although Franco Bianco and his wife Gabriella are the titular heads of the estate, they have a very talented young winemaker, Mario Andrion, who has run the cellar since 2000. Mario was trained in Italy, but has also worked harvests in Oregon. Franco and Gabriella’s daughter Marcella is increasingly involved in day to day operations.

The winery’s philosophy is to produce wines that speak of place in a classic way and are also sustainable and protect the land. As such, they practice organic farming and are meticulous both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Mario uses minimal SO2 and also vinifies with indigenous yeast. Their wines are firmly traditional in style though never rustic; in fact just the opposite, they retain a rare elegance and purity.