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Colli Tortonesi Timorasso Derthona

Item number: VFB00298 20221500
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Vintage: 2022

Denomination: Colli Tortonesi DOC

Grapes: Timorasso

Alcohol: 14 %

Format: 1,5 l

Type: Bianco

Region: Piedmont

Origin: Made in Italy

Occasion: Sunday lunch

Pairing: Fish and shellfish

Allergens: Solfiti

THE PROMOTION OF MAY
The best italian white wines

A mosaic of Italian white wines celebrating the diversity of the terroir. The grapes are pressed and separated from the marc to avoid the extraction of color and tannins, determining intensity and mineral notes.

SPECIFICATIONS

TASTING NOTES

The history of Walter Massa is closely linked to the Timorasso grape and Tortona. We are in Monleale, in the province of Alessandria. At the end of the 1980s, there was a rebirth and recovery of a white grape variety that was being replaced by other grapes like Cortese and Barbera, which were able to produce more with fewer problems in the vineyard. Massa, however, believed in this grape variety and its terroir and, between the 80s and 90s, decided to replant it and successfully make wine from it until, at the beginning of the 2000s, it began to produce the different family crus separately. The Massa vineyards company emerged from a winemaking tradition that had its roots in the 19th century, guided by a great love for its land. In addition to white wines, it also produces Barbera-based red wines, a classic variety of the area. Today, the Timorasso grape is the flagship of the Savoyard wine scene and is making its way internationally. Timorasso is definitely connected with the area of the Tortona hills and has been cultivated here since time immemorial. Its rediscovery brought its vineyard area from 300 hectares in 1987 to the current 1500 hectares. It is a low-productive and fickle variety but is resistant to disease. It produces a very dry, full, firmly structured wine with a high alcohol content that lends itself well to ageing. Colli Tortonesi Timorasso Derthona is a dry white made with 100% Timorasso grapes. Harvested without the use of machinery, bunches selected in the cellar and fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperature, in contact with the skins, for 48 to 60 hours. The wine completes its ageing process in stainless steel and concrete tanks for a further 6 months. Straw yellow in colour. Intense hints of citrus fruit, golden apple, pear, peach and chamomile on the nose. Smoky hints. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and almost creamy, good freshness and delicately sweet. Sapid and mineral finish. To be enjoyed for Sunday lunch with dishes based on fish and shellfish, especially prawns, scampi and mackerel. A Piedmontese white of depth and character that captivates both wine lovers and newcomers to the world of wine. Read more Read less
THE WINERY

Vigneti Massa

The Massa Vineyards, located in the Colli Tortonesi, are the result of years of love and dedication for wine and the oenological traditions of the Piedmontese territory. Walter Massa, a well-known wine expert in the area, rediscovers and revitalises Timorasso, a native white grape variety. As Vigneti Massa demonstrates, Piedmont is not only the land of great Piedmontese reds, but also of excellent white wines. The vines have been family-owned since 1879, today extending over an area of more than 23 hectares in the hills of Monleale (Alessandria). The land is cultivated with care, with attention not only to the ancient traditions of the place and the Massa family, but also with a focus on protecting the land. Today, the winery offers not only Derthona, the typical white wine and symbol of the winery, but also high-quality red wines produced from the Freisa, Barbera and Croatina vineyards. Today, the Massa vineyards represent a real treasure of the territory, with great potential. Name and address of producer/distributor: Vigneti Massa - Piazza Capsoni, 10, 15059 Monleale (AL). Products from this winery should be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat sources.

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