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…for your obscure Italian varietal hit, Herr Doktor. Not when oenopole’s around, though you may have to wait till summer for the next shipment.

Verduno Pelaverga 2009, Fratelli Alessandria ($24.30, oenopole)
100% Pelaverga. Clear light red. Nose of dusty strawberry candies, light spice (black pepper, cumin), terra cotta, dried wood and a floral note (violets?). A savoury and very dry welterweight. Not particularly fruity, more acidic than tannic. Substrate of dried earth and mineral flavours. Hint of chocolate on the slightly raspy, sour strawberry finish. 13.5% ABV. Lovers of light, tart, savoury Italian reds tailor-made for salume shouldn’t hesitate.

Written by carswell

March 11, 2012 at 14:38

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  1. Hey thanks! Summer 2011 was when I tasted this – – I suppose can wait a few more months till summer 2012 for a second helping.

    weingolb (@weingolb)

    March 11, 2012 at 18:09

    • «Summer 2011 was when I tasted this»

      I should have known you weren’t a Pelaverga virigin, and probably would have if I didn’t avoid Facebook like the plague.


      March 12, 2012 at 13:32

  2. […] that deserves respect (Burlotto’s been making it since 1800), Fratelli Alessandria’s version is the one to love. Share […]

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