Derthona Timorasso, Vigneti Massa
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Derthona Timorasso, Vigneti Massa - 2017

Item # 25567 750mL
$34.96/ Single Bottle
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$419.52 $377.57/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

They call Walter Massa "The Prophet" in this area (truly), since he 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). Buy two: one for the cellar, and one for a dinner of sushi, ravioli, or shellfish.

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Staff Pick Notes

The world of wine has so much to offer and I need to share this delicious wine I tried recently with you all. Doing some back ground research on this wine, as before tasting it I had never heard of the grape Timorasso. I was amazed to discover that Italy can boast nearly 2,000 different grape varietals. Somewhere in the region of 30 in Piedmont alone! Timorasso nearly extinct was saved by Walter Massa the maker of this wine who had great faith in the grapes potential to produce beautiful terrior driven wines. This wine is delicious, the nose showing sweet lemon grass, mountain herbs plush fruit with a defined mineral element. The body is medium - full but so well balanced you do not get any of that "fat" wine feel. The palate has creamy honey notes, an earthy minerality and a great peppery finish. This wine is worth every cent. Cheers.

- SW

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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