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Pelaverga piccolo

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Pelaverga di Saluzzo and Pelaverga di Verduno. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. Despite morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the Pelaverga variety. It is said that it was brought to Verduno (both in the province of Cuneo) in Piedmont in the 18th century by a priest named Sebastiano Valfrè from the municipality of Saluzzo. The medium to late ripening vine produces light red, fruity red wines with a peppery note. This almost extinct variety was reactivated by some producers in the 1970s and is grown in the municipal area of Verduno and the surrounding area. It is authorised as a dominant variety in the DOC wine Verduno Pelaverga. In 2016, however, only 6 hectares of vineyard area were designated (statistics Kym Anderson).

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