Valfaccenda Vindabagna

Valfaccenda Vindabagna


Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Grapes: Arneis

Vintage: 2019

Luca Faccenda grew up in the hills of Roero and his family has been making wines in Valfaccenda, a small valley between Canale and Cisterna, for many years. Luca works, alone and by hand, his often perilously steep vineyards organically and in the cellar he takes no short cuts, striving to make wines that speak of these Valfaccenda terroir.

Vindabagna is a unique col fondo (pet-nat) made using Arneis grapes, with around 10% whole bunches thrown into the fermenting juice of a direct press. After a couple of weeks the bunches are pressed, releasing their sugars right before capping so the wine finishes fermentation in bottle. The result is a delightfully cloudy, dry and saline wine, surprisingly clean and fresh with citrus blossom, white flower and cut grass aromas.