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|Appellation/Sub-Region||Colline Saluzzesi DOC|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Organically Grown|
Husband and Wife Michele Fino and Vanina Maria Carta are the minds behind this alpine domaine. Michele says, “We are a domaine with a very poor history... The activity we can properly call ‘winemaking’ started in 2008, when we found a few amazing vineyards in Saluzzo.” Today, they organically farm 3 hectares of vines in and around Revello and Saluzzo, in the area known as Colline Saluzzesi, which is nestled into the far northwest corner of the Piedmont. They focus on a handful of varieties native or traditional to the region: pelaverga, barbera, chatus, and pinot noir. They work near a mountain peak of 4,000 meters (12,000 feet) and their vineyards are situated at 350-500 meters (1150-1540 feet), making altitude a defining feature of their terroir. The “Divicaroli” is 100% pelaverga, an indigenous grape from the Saluzzo region of Piedmont. It has often been used in blends, but it started to slowly disappear before producers decided to salvage it and let it shine. It is quite unique, with a peppery, high toned freshness with notes of delicate flowers and herbs, giving it a very Alpine feel. Enjoy this rare treat from the Colline Saluzzesi DOC. Organically grown.