New proposal by Timorasso from the Cantina di Tortona: the Piccolo Derthona.
Deep straw yellow color and fruity and mineral on the nose.
Timorasso is a native Piedmontese white grape variety, born in the province of Alessandria and cultivated in the Curone, Grue, Ossona valleys and in the nearby Val Borbera. Here, thanks to clear clay soils, with a good calcareous component, it has the opportunity to express itself and differentiate itself.
The “Piccolo Derthona” or the new oenological proposal of the Cantina di Tortona, a wine for which the grapes are manually harvested around September 20.
Timorasso is a noble historical vine, symbol par excellence of the Tortona hills, those hills where the soils rich in tertiary arenaceous clays originating from the Zebedassi formation, are its favorite environment.
Timorasso really is a precious white wine of Piedmont to the point that the German press defined it as the “White Barolo“. And this has stimulated precisely those who produce Barolo in the Langhe to invest in the lands of the famous Tortonesi Hills to produce the great white.
The “Little Derthona”Is part of the Torre della collection Tortona winery, Tortonese winemakers since 1931.
Today this is a reality that has about 180 operating members on 280 hectares, produces over 400 thousand bottles a year and then wine in bag in box and, as from birth, bulk wine. Not only Timorasso, but also Barbera, Cortese, Dolcetto, Bonarda, Croatina, Favorita, Chardonnay, Cellerina and others.
But let’s go back to our “Little Derthona”Which stands out for its deep straw color and the nose is fruity and mineral, the aromas of apricot and pineapple are distinguished and flint is perceived.
Ideal for lunch, but also as an aperitif.
“On the palate it is decidedly full, enveloping, balanced and its freshness is long and pleasant.
It retains all the importance of Timorasso combined with ample notes of kindness and simplicity.
It could be said that it is a young Timorasso, less demanding than the more classic ones that require more pronounced aging; just as it could be defined as a wine more suited to easy drinking, but in reality, and this surprises those who taste it, it is a great Timorasso, excellent on several occasions “.
Cryomaceration takes 6 hours in an inert atmosphere, while fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature. This is followed by 6 months of aging on constantly resuspended fine lees and, of course, we are talking about 100% Timorasso grapes.
A wine to discover, in a cellar that this year blows out its 90 candles, remaining young and dynamic:
“We are a winery that continues to work to enhance wine and territory, history and traditions, innovation and modernity.
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Good Timorasso to all! “