Mark Gapinski Recommends This Wine:
Unless you’ve studied for a wine exam, the Timorasso grape may have eluded your attention. Over the past few decades, this varietal has been rescued from extinction by a few families living on the hills around Tortona in southeastern Piedmont. Timorasso expresses the soil it grows in very clearly. This bottling leads with its minerality. I found its fruit to be more.
This wine shows the chalky mineral notes that are so characteristic in young Timorasso. They are impossible to miss and deal a distinct fingerprint to this bottle. Indeed, the fruit tones pale in comparison, although you do get ample citrus and white peach at the back. Timorasso has an incredible capacity to evolve and flesh out with bottle age. Drink 2021-2028. —M.L.