Collina Torinese Cari or Pelaverga

Collina Torinese Cari or Pelaverga
Collina Torinese Cari or Pelaverga bottles
DOC - Controlled Designation of Origin

A rare red wine produced in Piedmont, Collina Torinese Cari or Pelaverga has an alcohol content of 10°, acidity of 5 per mil, cherry-like color, fragrant smell of the original grapes with an acidulous note tending at cooked cherry; it gives the same feelings in the mouth, with its sweet and pleasant taste, slightly aromatic and characteristic. Serve at a temperature of 8°, cool but not too cold, not to lose its fragrances.
Collina Torinese Cari or Pelaverga consists of Cari/Pelaverga for at least the 85%. Cari Pelaverga grape variety is an ampelographic rarity belonging to the family of Pelaverga, one of the most interesting minor cultivars of Lower Piedmont. According to recent research activities, there is a real identity between Cari and Pelaverga Saluzzese or Pelaverga of Pagno, while Pelaverga of Verduno and Canavese or Peilavert are specific varieties. Once very widespread in Piedmont, today Cari is almost exclusively cultivated in the areas of Saluzzo and Chieri, in particular in the territory of Baldissero Torinese. Cari is a medium strong vine with a good productivity, even if not constant. Today the grapes of Cari are mainly used together with other local red vines, not aromatic, recommended and/or authorized in the Province of Turin, for no more than 15%.
Some producers use it pure, obtaining a red-rosé wine with a pleasant ruby-violaceous shade, a characteristic scent and a fair acidity, dry or slightly smooth according to the wine-making technique used.

  • Production Area: The whole administrative territory of the Municipalities of Baldissero Torinese, Montaldo Torinese, Pavarolo and small sections of the Municipalities of Andezeno, Arignano, Castiglione Torinese, Chieri, Marentino, Pino Torinese.

  • History: Cari was already mentioned in the precious wine-growing manual of 1606, written by the jeweler, architect, and wine producer Giovanni Battista Croce, who moved from Lombardy to serve His Highness the Duke of Savoia Carlo Emanuele I. Croce calls this wine "Cario" and praises it as a delicate, sweet, and fine wine. Croce owned a vineyard in Collina Torinese and dedicated himself to with great care and competence, being also an expert in vegetable gardens and gardens.

  • Wine and gastronomy: Cari is a dessert wine ideal with torcetti, paste di meliga, bugie, fruit tarts, but it is also very good if you drink it cool in the afternoon.

  • Legislative Protection: Collina Torinese Cari or Pelaverga obtained the Controlled Designation of Origin in 1999 (D.M. 14/10/1999 - G.U. 21/10/1999 n. 248) and has the following code: B350 A 309 2 X X A 0 X.
The Producers
  Enoteca Regionale di Caluso
Others - Caluso (TO)
  Azienda Vitivinicola Balbiano
Others - Andezeno (TO)
  Casimiro Ronco
Others - Baldissero Torinese (TO)
  Terre dei Santi
Others - Castelnuovo Don Bosco (AT)

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