Wine Details

La Spinetta Timorasso Colli Tortonesi 'Piccola Derthona' DOC

La Spinetta Piccolo Derthona is produced from the Timorasso grape, a characteristic white variety native to the Tortona area in the southeast of Piedmont. Included in the Colli Tortonesi (Tortona Hills) DOC appellation, the variety is gaining ever more attention, both in Italy and internationally, for its fresh and mineral expressions. Situated in the far north-western corner of the zone, this particular viticultural area represents both the transitional gateway between the Po plains and the Mediterranean Sea and the very northernmost reaches of the Apennines, resulting in considerable variability in microclimate, altitude and soil type, key components of terroir.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Timorasso

Yield:

5,000 bottles/hectare

Aging:

100% stainless steel (no oak)

Alcohol content:

13%

Age of vines:

15-20 years

Soil:

Calcareous and clay

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts, no malolactic fermentation, no filtration

Harvest:

September