2019 G.B. Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga, Piemonte, Italy

A rare and unique wine made from a nearly-extinct variety native to Piemonte, found only in the vineyards around the village of Verduno. Pelaverga is a thin-skinned grape that doesn't offer a lot of pigmentation, but the resultant wine is indeed special. Burlotto's traditional expression is high-toned and herbal, opening into a smoked-fruit sapidity, with enough acidity to last a decade or more in your cellar. Your soul will thank you.