Derthona Timorasso Montemarzino 2017

    Roagna | Piedmont
    Az. Agr. I Paglieri | Loc. Paglieri 9 | IT 12050 Barbaresco

    Derthona Timorasso Montemarzino 2017

    If by fate you stumble across a vineyard, you can go further. Luca Roagna did what he had to do, though. He inherited this old vineyard, which was planted entirely with Timorasso and since he immediately realised that he wanted to do something useful with it and was unfamiliar with this historic grape variety, he unceremoniously asked Walter Massa, who has been dedicated to this rare variety for decades. And so, after a few years, he succeeded in making a wine out of it that is more than a match for his teacher's!

    Bright, clear straw yellow. In the nose quince, citrus and a potpourri of yellow fruits. On the palate this saltiness is paired with a well-dosed wood spice. The long maceration gives this great white wine strength and endurance. Fine astringency is paired with a pressure that gives this wine - paired with well-dosed acidity and always very present fruit - the uniqueness that makes it at least equal to the great whites of the Loire or Burgundy, even in direct comparison. And yet it bears the individual Roagna signature: a style that cannot be found either in France or in other parts of Piedmont. And that really means something, because the white wines of this noble Italian region are getting better every year. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Pine, petrol, honey and multigrain toast aromas give way to apple and mineral flavors in this multifaceted white. Verges on oily in texture, gaining precision and cut on the lingering aftertaste." Wine Spectator

    "The 2017 Timorasso Derthona Montemarzino is absolutely gorgeous. Lemon confit, chamomile, mint, sage, green apple and almond all grace this super-expressive, mid-weight white. The 2017 spent two years in cask. Creamy and inviting, with terrific freshness as well as nuance, Roagna's Timorasso is sublime. You have to taste this wine." Vinous

    "The Roagna 2017 Derthona Montemarzino is a pure expression of the Timorasso grape, heralded as one of the most exciting combinations of grape and emerging territory to be found in Italy in recent years. From a hot vintage, this wine is abundant, rich and generous. It shows a luminous golden color with a combination of sweet and tart aromas. For example, there is Calabrian bergamot, orchard fruit and yellow rose. There are dustings of mineral and petrol like you might find in a Riesling. Fruit comes from a one-hectare plot in the Colli Tortonesi with very rocky soils at 400 meters above sea level." Robert Parker

    66,19 €

    05390317 · 0,75 l · 88,25 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

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    • Grape Variety: 100% Timorasso
    • Cultivation: close to nature
    • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
    • Development: wooden barrel
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2027+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Harmonious / soft and round
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Grilled/Fried Fish
    • White Poultry
    • Medium old Cheese
    • Seafood/Shellfish
    • Asparagus
    stored air-conditioned
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