Derthona Timorasso, Vigneti Massa
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Organic

Derthona Timorasso, Vigneti Massa - 2017

Item # 25567 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
$383.52 $345.17/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

They call Walter Massa The Propheat in the Colli Tortonesi area of Piedmont. Years ago, Walter brought the rare and glorious Timorasso grape back from near-extinction. Many Italian wine experts consider Timorasso Italy’s best white wine. Massa's is medium- to full-bodied, yet agile, showing sweet minerality, honey, and green tea notes that become more incisive with age (and it will age well for many, many years to come).


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Staff Pick Notes

Timorasso rolls off the tongue nicely. It's a beautiful name for a grape unique to the Colli Tortonesi area of Piedmont, and it makes exceptional wines. It would be impossible to mention Timorasso without naming wine maker Walter Massa. He was responsible for its revival in the early eighties when it was on the brink of going into extinction. Many vines had been ripped out to plant more lucrative grapes like Cortese or Barbera. Walter managed to save several vineyards planted to Timorasso near the village of Monleale, which was the start of his namesake label and a life long devotion. This luxurious wine will age nicely, but it's hard to resist it now. The palate is sumptuous with notes of yellow plums, ginger, white tea, maracuya. It just glows. For fans of rich, elegant whites you've just found a new obsession.

- TD

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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