Wine Details

La Spinetta Timorasso Colli Tortonesi 'Piccolo 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

Recent press reviews

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La Spinetta Timorasso Colli Tortonesi 'Piccolo Derthona' DOC 2021

Wine Advocate (93)- "Here is a new submission from La Spinetta. The 2021 Colli Tortonesi Timorasso has the structure, acidity and grip to go the long haul in your cellar. The age-worthy Timorasso grape delivers waxy aromas of mature fruit, fragrant pear and shiny latex. The wine's smooth texture wraps thickly over the palate."

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La Spinetta Timorasso Colli Tortonesi 'Piccolo Derthona' DOC 2021

James Suckling (92)- "This is a fragrant and racy white with aromas of waxed lemons, green apples, grapefruits, wild herbs and juniper berries. Medium-bodied with gently waxy texture and bright acidity. Lots of energy, with subtle peppery spice at the end. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."

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La Spinetta Timorasso Colli Tortonesi 'Piccolo Derthona' DOC 2020

Vinous Media (91)- "The 2020 Timorasso Derthona is a phenolic, savory wine. Orchard fruit, almond, citrus peel and white pepper all open in the glass. Racy floral and tropical accents add an exotic element that is quite appealing."