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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.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

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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