Pelaverga is a rare grape native to Piedmont, only planted there and cultivated by a mere 7 or so intrepid winemakers. Poderi Roset has a single hectare planted to Pelaverga, for which Silvio is extremely grateful since there’s been a moratorium on new plantings since 2011. Fermented and aged for 8 months in stainless followed by four months in bottle, it sees no oak. The wine is light to medium bodied with an intense, fragrant nose followed by ripe raspberry and sour cherry flavors on the palate. The acidity is bright and fresh, yet the tannins are firm and dry. This almost tastes like a hypothetical cross between Barbera and Nebbiolo. It’s a unique wine that pairs well with salumi or a Toma di Murazzano, a local, slightly pungent sheep’s milk cheese.