Pelaverga is a rare, indigenous red grape from the hills of Piedmont in northwestern Italy. Pelaverga wines are pale in color, with aromas of rose and raspberry and light notes of geranium.
The alcohol content is moderate, and the slight tannins and modest acidity make it a wine suitable for young consumption, even served slightly chilled in summer.
It is a good match for Piedmontese cuisine, especially with pasta, white meats, or appetizers. It pairs particularly well with Vitello tonnato (veal with tuna sauce), thanks to its delicate tannins, which balance the dish’s creamy sauce.