Based in Piedmont, Northern Italy, Pelassa is a small family estate, founded in the 1950s by Mario Pelassa. Aged just 10, he took the advice to get ‘on yer bike’, to help the family fortunes, cycling into Turin with a few flasks of Nebbiolo to sell. From these humble origins the winery was established. His charming sons Daniele and Davide now run the 12 hectare domaine and have modernised the winery to help them to produce some of the best wines of the region. They focus on producing the three varieties which are the most suitable to the typical soil of the area: Arneis, Nebbiolo and Barbera, with the aim to make wine that expresses their local tradition. They have certainly achieved their goal and today their wines are generating interest around the world, receiving great scores from international wine critics.
They own just two hectares in Barolo, and ‘San Lorenzo di Verduno’, is their single vineyard expression from one of the region’s finest vineyards. This fantastically complex wine is a great classic to pair with wild boar and many other delicious winter dishes with mushroom, pepper and the region’s other famous export, truffle!