2018 Valfaccenda Roero Nebbiolo "Riserva Valmaggiore"

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Valmaggiore is a single vineyard located in Vezza D’Alba, planted in 1947 with a south/southeast exposition, sandy limestone soils with a hint of clay. The vineyard is so steep that Luca has no choice but to do everything by hand- a tractor can’t safely navigate this site. The fruit is hand-harvested, destemmed, and moved to concrete tank without pumping but instead with a basket and forklift in order to keep as many berries whole as possible. Gentle hand pigeage and soft pumpovers, one per day, for 2-3 weeks. The wine is then pressed off using a basket press into big casks where malo naturally occurs. After 12 months in cask they bottle and then age the bottles almost 2 years before release.

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