Known in the local dialect as “Derthona”, the Colli Tortonesi DOC of Piemonte is located around the town of Tortona, in the easternmost part of Piemonte. Timorasso is an ancient native white varietal that was virtually extinct, but it was revived by the renowned winemaker Walter Massa in the 1980's.
Luigi Boveri Derthona is made from 100% Timorasso grown in the municipality of Costa Vescovato on marly calcareous vineyards. After temperature controlled fermentation, the wine is aged on the lees for 12 months in pressure controlled stainless steel tanks, and refined in the bottle for a further 6 months before release. This phenomenal white has a golden yellow straw color. The nose is complex with aromas of ripe yellow peaches, citrus, and mineral notes. It has flavors of stone and tropical fruits, and hints of wildflowers, balanced by light acidity, great minerality, and a lingering finish. Pair it with risotto, fish, white meat, bitter greens salads, cheeses, and vegetable pasta.
Appellation: Colli Tortonesi DOC
Type: White, dry
Grape variety: Timorasso
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