Wine Details

La Spinetta Timorasso Colli Tortonesi 'Piccolo Derthona' DOC

La Spinetta 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

Classification:

Colli Tortonesi DOC

Variety:

100% Timorasso

Number of bottles produced:

15,000

Production area:

Two estate vineyards in Montemarzino & Montegioco

Altitude:

350 - 400m a.s.l.

Age of vines:

25 years

Yield:

5,000 bottles/hectare

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled small steel tanks. The wine rests on its noble lees for 8 months and then filtered before aging.

Refining:

Bottle aged for 3 months before its release

Alcohol content:

13%

Soil:

Marly, calcerous, clayey, some sand

Harvest:

September

First vintage:

2019

Recent press reviews

92

La Spinetta Timorasso Colli Tortonesi DerthonaDOC 2022

Vinous Media (92)- "The 2022 Timorasso is gorgeous. Graphite, pear, chamomile, sage and dried herbs are delineated in this super-expressive white. As always, Timorasso is a white that emphasizes strong mineral and savory notes, while the fruit is in the background.”"

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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."