Vindabeive, Valfaccenda

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Vindabeive, 2020, Valfaccenda

A supple and delicate Nebbiolo that shows the versatility of this classic grape

Region: Piemonte
Grape(s): Nebbiolo
Genre: Organic (in mindset, not stamp)
Low Sulphur: Yes
Tasting Notes: Red currant, cranberry, rose petals and fine, dusty tannins

Luca Faccenda was born and raised in Roero, Piemonte and comes from a winemaking family. The winery was established in 2010 and is run by Luca and his wife Carolina, and they are firm believers in organic viticulture and natural methods in the cellar. Luca knows the area well and wants to bring its nuances to the fore, distinguishing it and his wines from nearby Langhe. The land is steep slopes that are dominated by sands and sea fossils, and there is a salinity and minerality throughout the range of wines. As their natural philosophy indicates, the wines are made without filtration fining or added sulphur.

This is Nebbiolo from relatively young vines on less exposed vineyards, that produces light intensity fruit. This easiness and simplicity is enhanced by only five days of maceration on the skins, with around half of that as whole bunches, before pressing into cuve for a couple of months. Bottled quickly into 1 litre bottle this is a fresh and vibrant take on Nebbiolo, still with some tannins but soft and fruit driven with a floral tinge.