Roero Riserva Vigna Valmaggiore, 2016

By Valfaccenda

  • Appellation: Roero Riserva DOCG
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Nebbiolo
  • Soil type: Clay, Sand
  • Vessel type: Wood - New oak, Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 23 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information: Roero DOCG RISERVA VALMAGGIORE (nebbiolo 100%, single vineyard Valmaggiore / 1.040 total bt). Valmaggiore is 0,7 ha, all Nebbiolo massale selection with rupestris rootstock. Planted between 1947 and 1967, it's steep and managed only by hand. 9.000 plant/ha. We rent these vineyards since 2012 (until 2033) and we start in 2013 doing the Riserva. Until the 2016 we just pick some plant for Riserva doing separate winemaking and putting the rest in our Valfaccenda Rosso (classic Roero). Since 2017 we're harvesting the heart for the riserva (a cask of 1.500 liters) and all the balance in the Valmaggiore Riserva. 2016 winemaking was 30 days maceration in open barrel with submerged cap maceration. Then 12 month in one big oak cask. Bottling and 1,5 year in bottle.

About Valfaccenda

Piedmont, Italy

Valfaccenda is Luca with Carolina.
Valfaccenda is Luca with Carolina in Roero.
He is an oenologist, she is a graphic designer, together they created in 2010 this wine project that involves the renovation of the old grandfather’s farmhouse and the restoration of the Arneis and Nebbiolo family vineyards. Valfaccenda is the name of the place where Luca was born and where today his vines grow, synonymous of genuine and artisan territoriality. Here in the valley that connects Canale to Cisterna d’Asti, we are in the heart of Roero, the land that inhabits the left bank of the Tanaro river. The soils are sandy, the slopes steep, the altitudes reach 400 meters and the gaze is lost in a landscape marked by the vertical cuts of the Rocche, where the viticulture is alternated with woods, hazel groves, fruit trees.

Roero is rock’n roll: multi-faceted, strenuous, unconventional. In our wines we try to faithfully translate the vineyards we work, seeking the elegance of the sand and avoiding the unnecessary… This is the Roero that we like!

In mutual agreement with Enrico and Alberto, two friends also engaged in their respective small wine-producing realities, Luca and Carolina gave birth to SoloRoero, a collective founded on cardinal principles such as the exclusive cultivation of local varieties, Arneis and Nebbiolo, sustainable practices based on the principles of organic farming , the interpretation of Arneis as a white wine for aging and not just ready to drink.

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