Daily Wine News: Pushing for Pelaverga

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-10-2021

A bottle of Verduno Pelaverga, a rare, dark-skinned grape variety native to Piedmont.

In PUNCH, Zachary Sussman explores the category of Pelaverga, the chillable Piedmont reg that blew up in the 2010s thanks to a single producer.. “Pelaverga, it turns out, has range. Some versions come across more piercing and linear, with grippier tannins, while others skew silkier and softer, but a common thread runs throughout: purity, acidity, tangy red fruit and the grape’s hallmark floral and white pepper aromas.”

Winemaker Lenz Moser has returned to Austria to team up with one of the country’s fastest rising stars, Markus Huber, to create a new wine they believe will help re-invent Grüner Veltliner, reports Richard Siddle in the Buyer.

In National Geographic, Nina Caplan takes a roadtrip through Burgundy, where she finds “holy history and heavenly vintages.”

Devin Parr looks at how a new generation of wine pros is reinvigorating Sicilian wine in VinePair.

On his blog, Jamie Goode catches up with Jay Boberg and Jean-Nicolas Meo of Nicolas-Jay, a winery who has, in a very short time, become one of the stars of the Oregon wine scene.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, explores the ever-evolving Prosecco market.

In Vinous, Neal Martin discusses wines from Irancy and Saint-Bris.

Wine Enthusiast put together a list of the 50 best wine retailers in the US.

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