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Grain & Vine USD 16.00 750ml

Castello di Verduno Bellis Perennis Pelaverga Bianco 2016

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The winery wanted to have a white wine to offer to customers at their agriturismo. Rather than plant a foreign variety or even Arneis or Cortese, they decided to experiment by vinifying their Pelaverga in a white version. The resulting wine is a resounding success - great texture and minerality. Some of the Castello di Verduno wines have a drawing of a flower found in the wine's vineyards. Bellis Perennis is the latin name of the common daisy.

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Castello di Verduno:
...1500 At the start of the century, the Cerrato family starts building work on the Castle. 1585 Senatore Bernardino Scozia donates the entire estate to the Consignore of Verduno, Benedetto Cerrato. 1631 The Treaty of Cherasco: Verduno passes under the jurisdiction of the House of Savoy. 1633 The Rachis family of Racconigi purchases the Castle from the Scozias. 1737 Maurizio Rachis sells all h... Read more
...1500 At the start of the century, the Cerrato family starts building work on the Castle. 1585 Senatore Bernardino Scozia donates the entire estate to the Consignore of Verduno, Benedetto Cerrato. 1631 The Treaty of Cherasco: Verduno passes under the jurisdiction of the House of Savoy. 1633 The Rachis family of Racconigi purchases the Castle from the Scozias. 1737 Maurizio Rachis sells all his property to Carlo Luigi Caisotti of Nice, former Count of Santa Vittoria, and, from 1739, Marquis of Verduno. The new owner has part of the castle rebuilt from a design by Juvarra. 1799 Carlo Giuseppe Caisotti bequeaths his property in Verduno in equal parts to the San Giovanni and Carità hospitals in Turin. 1838 King Carlo Alberto of Savoy purchases the Castle of Verduno from the two charitable institutions and entrusts the management of his estate and wine cellar to the famous enologist General Carlo Staglieno. Here, following the method suggested by Giulia Falletti Colbert, the ‘Oenotechnician General’ Paolo Francesco Staglieno made the first vinifications of the nebbiolo grape, laying the bases for modern Barolo. Oddone, son of Vittorio Emanuele II and Maria Adelaide, lived in the castle for long periods. The young man, who suffered from a sickly constitution, occupied his time by studying and cataloguing fossil remains unearthed in the nearby "Rocche Patarine". 1909 The Burlotto family purchases the castle and its estate from the House of Savoy. 1953 Part of the castle is converted into a hotel and the wine cellars are restored to life for the production of Barolo and Verduno. Today ... Read less

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The winery wanted to have a white wine to offer to customers at their agriturismo. Rather than plant a foreign variety or even Arneis or Cortese, they decided to experiment by vinifying their Pelaverga in a white version. The resulting wine is a resounding success - great texture and minerality. Some of the Castello di Verduno wines have a drawing of a flower found in the wine's vineyards. Bellis Perennis is the latin name of the common daisy.

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