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Roero Valfaccenda Bianco, 2018

By Valfaccenda

  • Appellation: Roero DOCG
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: Arneis
  • Soil type: Clay, Sand
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Wood - Other (e.g. acacia, cherry etc.), Cement - Other, Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 43 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:VALFACCENDA BIANCO (Roero Bianco from Arneis grape 100% / 13.000 total bt). This wine come from the arneis grape grown on the hills around Valfaccenda. It’s the white expression of our terroir. From different vineyard (organic viticulture) with different exposition we get this dry white wine. The south, east-south exposition fruit goes thru a soft maceration on skin for 7/10 days and then oak and acacia ageing for 6 month. This part is around 10% of the total mass. The other (north west and borth east exposition) it’s just juice fermentation in concrete and steel. In the spring, after malolactic fermentation, we blend the 2 wines in a single wine and then we bottle, without filtration. Different vineyards and different winemaking for a single wine that in the glass express the finesse of the sandy Roero soils, the fruity and flower note of the Arneis grape and, as well, the carachter of a variety that once was called “Nebbiolo Bianco”. Pleasant when young, more deep with some years of aging.

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.