Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: Verduno Doc
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Pelaverga Piccolo
Varietal notes: 
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Sourced from vineyards in the Massara and Olmo crus in the commune of Verduno.
Orientation: Southeast exposition. Massara vineyard at 240 m and Olmo at 340 m in elevation.
Soil: The white soil is full of limestone and clay.
Viticulture: Hand-harvested in the first weeks of September. From four different parcels planted from 1972-2001. Practicing organic.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel for about ten days with periodic punching down of the cap.
Aging: Aged for nine months in stainless steel followed by three months in the bottle before release.
Production: About 15,800 bottles and 800 half bottles.
Notes: Some of the Castello di Verduno wines have a drawing of a flower found in the wine's vineyards.The Pelaverga label has a drawing of poppies which are called Basadone in local dialect (papavero in Italian). Basadone in dialect also means a little kiss - local tradition has it that Pelaverga is an aphrodesiac!