2018 Valfaccenda Arneis, Piemonte, Italy


Grapes - Arneis

Region - Piemonte, Italy

Winemaking - From a cooler vintage, this is a blend of two parcels of Arneis in the valley Luca calls home. 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

What it tastes Like -  It is a wine of real balance, the fruit and flowers tempered by pleasant acidity, dried honey, pear and almond with that textbook salty finish.