Luca Valfaccenda is completely charming with a burning passion to showcase the terrior he loves, Roero. With only 9600 bottles of Roero produced under his label this year we have prized 180 bottles from him and we can’t wait to show you how good these wines are.
Roero is a young region vs its more famous neighbours Barolo and Barbaresco. It was formerly the coast of ‘Italy, hence the prominence of sand in the subsoil. This soil warms up and cools quickly so Roero is usually picked 10/15 days before the Langhe. Let’s bare in mind however that the region has been recorded for wine production since the 15th century.
Luca is keen to highlight he is not trying to make a crisp, light style of Arneis or a structured, long aging Nebbiolo. Using differing sites, natural yeasts, skin contact/ferment where necessary and part malo makes for a white with some serious style.
Made from old vines, his Arneis is richer than most, highly aromatic and complex. It has a lovely minerality that makes it particularly food friendly – LA Times