Timorasso is a once extinct, ancient native Piemontese grape varietal which was revived in the late 70's/80's. Once harvested, the Timorasso grapes are taken to Borgogno's winery in Barolo to be processed. A week prior to harvest they create a 'Pied de Cuve' using the natural yeasts from the vineyard. Fermentation is carried out using these natural yeasts for around 20 days in stainless steel at a low temperature of 16°C. The wine is aged in concrete tanks for 10 months and a further period of refinemant in bottle for 6 months before release.
Colli Tortonesi Timorasso DOC 'Derthona'
- Piemonte, Italy
Method & Production
Delicate, floral and aromatic on the nose. Beautiful freshness on the palate, this wine is dry with mineral characteristics and fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours.
Drink as an aperitif or pair with salads, vegetables or white fish