Vietti 2018 'Derthona' Timorasso, Colli Tortonesi DOC, Piedmont, Italy
The Vietti winery, now managed by the family’s fifth generation, is based in the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto, the heart of Piedmont’s famous “Langhe” wine region. Here the Currado family carefully and patiently handcrafts lauded wines that are the result of a unique combination of sun and soil. Although the family has made wine for two centuries, the first Vietti-labeled wines were produced by third-generation Mario, who transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing winery. In 1952 Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barbera and Barolo.
Hailing from northern Piedmont, Timorasso has long been thought an interesting native varietal with exceptional aging and evolutionary potential. After several years of experimentation and collaboration with local winemakers in the Derthona area of Colli Tortonesi, Luca and Elena Currado are proud to release their first vintage of Derthona Timorasso with the 2018 vintage.
Name of Winemaker/Chef du Cave: Luca Currado Vietti
Grape Varieties: Timorasso
Soil Type: Compact calcareous soils formed from ancient marine deposits
Vinification/Oak Usage: Lees contact for 10 months with batonnage, Aged in a combination of ceramic, wood and stainless-steel casks over 9 months. And additional 6 months of bottle age occurs before release.
Tasting Notes: A medium bodied, textured white wine, with aromas of white peaches, honeydew, white lilies and a hint of smoky flint on the finish.