Valfaccenda Roero

Valfaccenda Roero


Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Grapes: Roero

Vintage: 2018

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.

From a cooler vintage, this is a blend of two parcels of Arneis. The first comes from younger vines planted over soft sand and was picked early and given a direct press straight to stainless steel vats. The latter is planted over more compact soils, picked a little later and spends ten days in contact with the skins before being pressed off to old oak. They spend around nine months in these vessels before blending. It is a wine of real balance, the fruit and flowers tempered by pleasant acidity and that textbook salty finish.