Cascina Val del Prete Roero Arneis “Luet” 2017 - Cellar Direct
Cascina Val del Prete Roero Arneis “Luet” 2017 - Cellar Direct

Cascina Val del Prete Roero Arneis “Luet” 2017

‘Valley of the Priest.’ Cascina Val del Prete, is named after the exiled Bishop of Asti, who occupied the vineyard circa 1850, and is the most famous and important estate in Roero. The “Luet” 2017 is the heavenly creation of the highly renowned Mario Roagna. Serve at 10˚ in white wine glasses, you will first notice its’ distinctive pale gold with hints of green colour, followed by heady aromatics including white flowers, biting notes of apple, and a rich full mouth feel. Quantities are limited on this must have white wine from northern Italy.

Mario Roagna, simply put, is one of the regions foremost biodynamic winegrowers. He purchased the vineyard in 1977 with his wife Carolina and have gradually increased their area to 27 acres. Their son Mario has joined the active management of the vineyard, making this truly a generation family business.