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Staff Pick

Terre del Timorasso, Ricci - 2014

Item # 24489 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Self-taught winemaker Daniele Ricci uses minimal intervention while producing this indigenous white varietal wine. Although a touch oxidative in style, it has a ripe freshness on the palate. A character-driven wine to say the least.

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Staff Pick Notes

Timorasso is a native grape from Piedmont in northwest Italy. Nearly extinct in the 1980's, it has seen quite a revival. Daniele Ricci is a self-taught winemaker with a vineyard in the hills near Gavi. Conditions are ideal: south facing hillsides and marl soil, with native yeast fermentation and stainless steel aging on the lees. With tons of minerals and smokey flint on the nose, the wine begins a bit round from the lees aging but finishes crisp, dry and precise. I tried the same bottle for three days with three different meals. This differently a food wine that pairs well with a variety of cuisines. Almost nothing was lost on day three, with more fruit and fullness coming forward.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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