Timorasso from Claudio Mariotto
Last hidden gem from Piedmont
The white wines made from Timorasso by Claudio Mariotto must be among one of the greatest treasure in Piedmont...
 
 

These full-bodied wines are highly fragrant, characterized by lush stone fruits and a nice phenolic touch on the palate... dry, rich and deep, just like Viognier, except that Timorasso has the much needed higher acidity and do not need new oak to show its best.

Timorasso is an ancient grape variety grown in the Colli Tortonesi region in Piedmont, Italy. It nearly extinct in the 1980s, most farmer and winemaker prefers to plant the higher yielding and easier to handle Cortese (more priced at that stage because of its fame from Gavi DOCG). Timorasso was famously revived by the tireless work of Walter Massa and top winegrowers like Mariotto.

Timorasso "Pitasso", Colli Tortonesi DOC, Piedmont, 2012

Price: $280


 
 


 

Timorasso "Cavallina", Colli Tortonesi DOC, Piedmont, 2013

Price: $280


 
 

 
 

Barbera Poggop del Rosso, Colli Tortonesi DOC, Piedmont, 2010

Price: $280