Oltretorrente Timorasso Colli Tortonese
Timorasso is still relatively unknown but fantastic Piemontese white grape that was almost completely lost in the 1980s (like many of us!). Almost single-handedly revived by Walter Massa of Vigneti Massa; today, the Colli Tortonesi (the “Tortona Hills”) has more than 50 wineries producing rich, aromatic Timorasso wine. Chiara Penati and Michele Conoscenti founded Oltretorrente in 2010, and immediately began producing Timorasso from vines planted in 1996. They farm biodynamically, and have been working hard to restore the natural fertility of their soil by planting grasses between the vineyard rows. This is one of Italy's great white wine grapes. The resulting wine is full-bodied, but mineral, and has a brisk acidity that makes it perfect for meals or just another glassful. If you've never had Timorasso, this is a great opportunity!