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TIMORASSO

After being forgotten during the Eighties, it was then re-discovered by different wine-dressers.

Cited in the wines list of some among the best Italian and foreign restaurants, this wine is more and more appreciated and together with Barbera and Cortese best represents the current quality offer of the Tortona region.

Part of the Grapevines Heritage of Liguria, Piemonte, Lombardia and Emilia Romagna and named in the historical documentation also Timoraccio, Timorosso, Timorazza, Morasso, Timuassa, this vine is likely to come from a specific area between Liguria and Piedmont, more precisely between Novi Ligure and Tortona.

In the Grapevines Bulletin dated 1885, dedicated to the “Raising of table grapevines in Italy”, it was cited among the most cultivated white grapes used to produce wine but also the fruit, together with Cortese.

Due to its agronomical characteristics and specific environmental needs, such as reduced vigour, abundant vegetation, upright carriage, great fertility and very early maturation, this vine was usually raised also in the highest slopes. Therefore, it is quite easy to imagine that wonderful Timorasso vines, degrading from the slopes of Mount Giarolo to the Curone and Borbera hills, with some extensions to Genoa and Piacenza surroundings were quite diffused during the past.

Colli Tortonesi Timorasso

Specific features

  • Colour: straw-yellow more or less intense;
  • Aroma: distinctive and fragrant;
  • Flavour: quite structured and harmonic;
  • Minimum alcoholic content minimo: 12°;
  • Minimum total acidity: 5 g/l;
  • Minimum dry extract: 17 g/l.

Production grapes

Timorasso grapes: 95% from grapes of the homonymous vines, the remaining part from white berry grapes, suitable to cultivation in Piedmont. A 13 months aging period, further to vintage is required, starting from the 1st of November.

Food matches and serving suggestions

Colli Tortonesi Timorasso wine is specifically recommended with hot and fresh appetisers, pasta (also savoury) and white meat-based dishes served alone or with vegetables. If aged, it is specifically recommended with ripe cheese.

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