|In 1838, Charles Albert, King of Sardinia and Piedmont, purchased the Castello di Verduno in Piedmont, determined to make Barolo, the gorgeously aromatic red wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes. Since the early 1900s, however, the Castello di Verduno has been owned by the Burlotto family and they continue to make wines using traditional techniques, buffered by "small but significant" innovations. The red range now goes beyond Nebbiolo to include Barbera, Dolcetto, and Pelaverga, a rare grape unique to Piedmont. Itís that grape that is behind the wine Iíve chosen,†Bellis Perennis,†whose Latin name means everlasting beauty. Itís also the name of the daisy that grows in and around the vineyards in the village of Verduno.