2017 Bera Vittorio e Figli 'Arcese' Bianco Canelli - Piedmont, Italy
A blend of Favorita, Arneis, Cortese, and Sauvignon Blanc, hence the mashup name, Arcese. Refreshingly aromatic with a real depth of flavor. The Favorita, a native grape to Piedmont, adds bright acidity and a pleasant citric tang. Arneis adds a hint of pear while Cortese rounds the blend out. This is natural wine making at its best; the slightly oxidative character adds a bit of the most wonderful funk. Enjoy with charcuterie while sitting in a park.