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Italian wine and grape guide : Perera

Perera

The grape Perera is known in the area of Valdobbiadene also as “Pevarise”. Once it was a very present variety in this area, especially in Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza and particularly sought after for the quality of its berries. The name is probably due to the particular taste (pear) of the berry pulp, or the shape that recalls an inverted pear. The Perera vine was particularly hit by the advent of phylloxera, as to practically disappear. Rediscovered, the vine Perera is mostly vinified in blends with Verdiso and Glera in the DOC and DOCG appellations of Prosecco wine. The berry is white, medium, spheroid with very waxy, yellow-golden skin. The bunch is medium to large, conical or pyramidal, with one or two wings, medium compact with a medium-large, pentagonal, three-lobed leaf. The Perera vine has considerable vigor and time of late ripening. Its production is not very regular because of its sensitivity to millerandage. The Perera vine gives a straw yellow color with golden highlights. The scent is fruity and intense, fruity in the mouth, full and harmonious.