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Timorasso

Timorasso is a unknown Italian white grape variety, native to north-western Italy.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Timorasso grape produces a straw-yellow coloured wine with a moderate alcohol content. Aromas and flavours typical of the variety include notes of citrus, green apple, pear, almond, white flowers and a mineral complexity. It is generally dry, with a high piercing acidity, a full body and a long finish.

Fresh Timorasso grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Timorasso is mainly cultivated in the Colli Tortonesi zone in the provinces of Alessandria, Piedmonte and in Pavia. Its origins go back to the village of Timarosso in Colli Tortonesi. It is grown with limited success in other areas of Piedmont such as Val d'Ossola, Valtellina and Valle d'Aosta. Timorasso is a vigorous and late-ripening variety, which requires cool temperatures and a well-ventilated vineyard in order to produce quality grapes. The vines are usually planted in low-fertility soils, with a yield of around 70-90 hl/ha. The wines are usually fermented in stainless steel, although some producers use oak barrels and barrel fermentation. In the Colli Tortonesi zone, Timorasso wines are made in a range of styles, from light and crisp to more full-bodied and oaked. Some producers use skin contact and extended maceration to produce wines with a deeper flavour, fuller body and complex structure. Timorasso wines pair well with a wide range of dishes, from light appetizers to fish and white meat dishes. They also work well with creamy cheeses and are a great choice for aperitivo.

Foods to pair with Timorasso:

Pasta
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Timorasso
Timarossa was widely planted until the late 18th century and early 19th century. It produced a yeasty, sweet wine, bottled during fermentation, being a pioneer for Petnat. At that time the variety was called Torbolino.

Top Wines with Timorasso

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La Colombera - Piercarlo Semino

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Elisa Semino, along with her father and brother, leads La Colombera with a deep commitment to the land and vineyards. Their meticulous approach to the production chain, emphasizing respect for the territory, has established La Colombera as a premier producer of Timorasso wine, the renowned offering from Colli Tortonesi. The Montino, sourced from a single vineyard at 250 meters altitude with light and dark clayey soils, further enhances the visual, aromatic, and taste qualities inherent in Timorasso Derthona.
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Vigneti Massa Derthona

Vigneti Massa

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Vigneti Massa Derthona is a highly regarded wine from the Piedmont region of Italy. Produced in the Derthona appellation, this wine is crafted by a renowned winery known for their commitment to quality. The vineyards where the grapes are grown boast unique features such as limestone-rich soils and a favorable microclimate, which contribute to the wine's exceptional character. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is known for its elegant and expressive style, with notes of ripe fruit, floral aromas, and a refreshing acidity. It is a true representation of the terroir and a delight for wine enthusiasts.
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La Spinetta Piccolo Derthona Timorasso

La Spinetta

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La Spinetta Piccolo Derthona Timorasso is a captivating white wine that showcases the unique qualities of the Timorasso grape variety. Produced in the Derthona appellation, this wine is crafted by a renowned producer known for their commitment to quality. The vineyard features ideal conditions for growing Timorasso, with its hilly terrain and well-drained soils. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes and a combination of traditional and modern techniques. The resulting wine is characterized by its vibrant acidity, complex aromas, and a rich, full-bodied style. With its distinct character and exceptional quality, La Spinetta Piccolo Derthona Timorasso is a must-try for wine enthusiasts seeking something truly special.
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Marina Coppi

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Marina Coppi Fausto is a premium wine producer located in the Piedmont region of Italy. The winery is known for its exceptional wines made from the Timorasso grape variety, which is grown in the rolling hills of the Colli Tortonesi appellation. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 300-400 meters above sea level, providing ideal growing conditions for the grapes. The winemaking process is traditional, with a focus on minimal intervention to allow the natural flavors and aromas of the grapes to shine through. The resulting wines are elegant, complex, and full of character, with a perfect balance of acidity and body.
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Claudio Mariotto Pitasso

Claudio Mariotto

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Claudio Mariotto is one of the few growers who specialize in growing Timorasso, a native Italian grape that was at risk of extinction in the 1980s. Timorasso has an unusual flavor profile, mixing tropical melon with floral notes of linden and acacia. Pitasso is a single vineyard expression where the limestone rich soils help temper the floral aspect adding finesse to the wine. Mariotto's reductive winemaking, including the use of stainless steel vessels and low temperatures, create an expression with great purity. This is a must try for anyone who embraces Italy, or champions lesser known grape varieties.
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