Valdisole 'Arkè' 2019
Notes: Valdisole started when biologist Giuseppe Amato and electronic engineer Kyriaki Kalimeri happened to meet during a sommelier course. The two of them decided to take their mutual passion and fascination for winemaking to the next level when they bought their first vineyard in the middle of a national heritage site on the Roero hills of Italy's Piedmont region in 2015. Since then, Valdisole has been motivated by everything that's original and essential about wine while continually experimenting with new and old practices--even using non local winemaking techniques on local varietals. For this reason, Valdisole is known for making some of the most atypical and unexpected natural wines today, as seen in this 'Arkè.' Made with late-harvest Arneis, with many of the fruits drying and falling off the vine, this wine sees a full 6 month of skin contact in large acacia barrels before being racked off and returned to the barrel for another year.