2017 Valfaccenda Roero DOCG
Luca Faccenda grew up in the hills of Roero and his family have been making wines in Valfaccenda, a small valley between Canale and Cisterna in Piedmont for many years.
Proud of the area and knowing each kink and dip by name, he has no desire to emulate the wines of his more famous neighbours in the nearby Langhe.
He is aware that the steep, sandy slopes here have little in common with the rolling, gentle landscape found south of the Tanaro river. The hills he calls home produce wines of a different kind, perfumed and pretty and often charming in their youth.
Luca makes wines that reflect these hills, solo Roero, nothing else.
A wonderful example of just how unique Nebbiolo from this part of the world can be when in the right hands. From vines young and old planted over steep, sandy slopes. This spends about a month on skins with some whole bunches, before being pressed off to old casks for eighteen months. From a cooler vintage, this is strangely open, with delicate aromatics, great balance and fine tannins.