(2012) Favorita is the indigenous grape variety, and one we see rarely on labels. Widely believed to be related to Vermentino, plantings have been declining even in its stronghold of Roero, in favour of Arneis and some international varieties. It has a delicate, blossom, lemon and mineral nose, all very discreet and refined. On the palate there's a delicious apple crunch and crispness, the wine showing plenty of racy citrus acidity, light- to medium-body (with only 12.5% alcohol) and a nicely fresh and fruity finish.