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    Pelaverga Castle of Verduno "Basidone" 0.75 L

    Castello di Verduno

    Regular price €15,30

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     DESCRIPTION

    Only the beauty of a wild poppy is able to convey the fine complexity and harmonious characteristics of our Basadone. This rare oenological pearl is the result of the small Pelaverga vine, whose grapes are grown in the municipality of Verduno in vineyards located in the Massara and Olmi areas. This singular autochthonous vine has been present in the Verduno area since 1600. The company, believing in the potential of this grape, was the first to plant a vineyard in purity in 1972. Ruby red wine, with characteristic spicy notes and flavor delicate and persistent. Like a kiss, Basadone, which popular tradition calls an aphrodisiac, awakens desires.

    Made from 100% Pelaverga grapes harvested by hand, fermentation and maceration for eight days in steel tanks with periodic punching down

     Color: Brilliant ruby red

     

    Scent intense and fruity, with nuances of cherries in alcohol and strawberries that add to the characteristic varietal notes of black pepper and nutmeg

    Taste delicate with  silky tannins and refreshing acidity, with excellent balance and excellent aftertaste persistence

    Alcohol: 13,5°

    Pairings: White and red meats


    THE CELLAR:

    The Cerrato family begins construction of the current castle. With the Treaty of Cherasco (1631) Verduno passes under the jurisdiction of the House of Savoy. Part of the castle was subsequently rebuilt by Carlo Luigi Caisotti based on a design by the architect Juvarra and purchased in 1838 by King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, entrusting the management of the estate and the cellar to General Staglieno, a famous winemaker.

    Towards the end of the 19th century, the Bianco family had owned vineyards and cultivated vines for some time in Barbaresco, but it was Battista Bianco's courageous decision to start making wine from their grapes to produce wine and market it. History has proven that those who believed in the Nebbiolo grape are right and Barolo and Barbaresco have grown in quality and prestige on markets around the world. Franco Bianco and Gabriella Burlotto did the rest, with a marriage that created a unique case in the history of the two wines.