Roero Arneis, Valfacenda
13% – Price for bottle
From a warmer 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. Despite the warmth of the vintage, Luca has again managed to make an Arneis of real balance, the fruit and flowers tempered a textbook salty finish.