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Cantine Volpi Timorasso Colli Tortonesi La Zerbatext

Cantine Volpi Timorasso Colli Tortonesi La Zerba 2021

Piedmont, ItalyCantine Volpi Timorasso Colli Tortonesi La Zerba DOC is a captivating white wine that showcases the indigenous Timorasso grape and the rich terroir of the Colli Tortonesi region in Piedmont. La Zerba is at once expressive with rich layers of ripe stone fruit. Still, the tangy acidity and mineral underside turbocharge the wine and make it something personal and Piemontesi. The winemaking is minimal: there is a hand harvest, a gentle press, and a slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel before the wine goes into old oak barrels to rest and add some complexity. There is a lot of care in keeping the Timorasso authentic. The name Derthona on the label is the ancient Roman name for the nearby town of Tortona. In 2000, the Consorzio of Timorasso producers trademarked Derthona as their Timorasso, paying homage to this grape variety's historic territory of origin. In 2000, there were only 3 hectares of Timorasso vines; today, it is 150 hectares and growing. Terrific value here.Tasted: 30 November 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$33.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: VolpiDistributors: 7th Parallel
Grape: TimorassoUPC: 748132109801