New arrivals from Castello di Verduno

Taste white Pelaverga and an elegant Barbera d’Alba this afternoon at Vino. Plus Basadone at 20% off!

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The Castello di Verduno was purchased by the Burlotto family from the House of Savoy in 1909. In 1953 part of the castle was converted into a hotel and its wine cellars restored.

This week’s tasting features two brand new arrivals from one of our all-time favorite producers! Famed for their Barolo and Barbaresco wines, Castello di Verduno also produces the wildly popular Pelaverga Basadone. Now, Vino is proud to introduce two new additions to its portfolio:

Bellis Perennis (the botanical name for the daisy depicted on the wine’s label) is made from 100% Pelaverga Piccolo, an indigenous red grape vinified white. A delicate vinification process results in a delightfully fresh wine, ideally enjoyed as a summer aperitivo.

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Originally thought to be the same grape as that grown on the Colline Saluzzesi, Pelaverga Piccolo was not registered as an independent variety until the early-1990s; it achieved DOC status in 1995.

Aged in oak for just three months, Castello di Verduno’s Barbera d’Alba is young and fruity yet still carries all the hallmarks of this famous piemontese variety. A mild winter in 2007 led to early bud break and faster ripening, which meant the grapes were picked a week earlier than usual, allowing for a more fragrant, elegant wine.

This afternoon at Vino we’ll be pouring both wines, plus a little something extra: Pelaverga Basadone! A unique wine from what is possibly Italy’s smallest appellation, Basadone presents a remarkable blend of the Pelaverga variety’s fruity and floral qualities. Little wonder the grape is said to carry aphrodisiacal properties, hence the name Basadone, or “lady-kisser”. We still have a few bottles of the 2006 vintage left in stock, now at 20% off!

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Bellis Perennis NV Castello di Verduno

Barbera d’Alba 2007 Castello di Verduno

Pelaverga Basadone 2006 Castello di Verduno
was $25, now $20!

Thursday, July 23rd

For more details call 212-725-6516 or email


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