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Weißwein 2018 Colli Tortonesi DOC Timorasso "Timox", Piedmont, Italy

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 19.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine, Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Timorasso
Registration number: #CC-L02/20

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 13 May, 2020
Editor note: Dried floral and slightly nutty-woody scent with aromas of ripe, also partly dried yellow fruits and earthy nuances. Firm, juicy, nutty fruit with slightly smoky-woody and yellow-spicy aromas, fine acidity, touch of ripe tannin, lasting, certain depth, mineral notes, very good, firm finish

DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region of Piedmont. The zone comprises around 1,500 hectares of vineyards in the Tortona hill area in just under 50 municipalities on the lower Apennine foothills southeast of the eponymous municipality of Tortona in the province of Alessandria. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, the bottle label may state Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard. There are two subzones, Monleale and Terre di Libarna, whose names may be indicated on the bottle label after Colli Tortonesi for certain types of wine.

The Monleale subzone includes the municipalities of Avolasca, Berzano di Tortona,...

The region of Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) with its capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With over 25,000 km² of land area, it is the second largest after Sicily. The beginnings of viticulture go back to the Celtic people of the Taurines (who gave the capital its name) and to the Ligurians. The Romans already knew of Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but Pliny the Elder (23-79), a polymath and also a wine writer, does not mention a single one in his list of the best ancient wines. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines from here, produced primarily by the monasteries, became...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Morasso, Timoraccio, Timorazza and Timuassa. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2006, there is a parent-offspring relationship with the Lambruschetto variety. The early to medium ripening vine is susceptible to small berries and botrytis. It tends to produce alcohol-rich white wines with quite lively acidity and aromas of honey, spices and nuts, as well as some storage potential. The variety has been known in Piedmont since the 15th century and already enriched the table of Pope Paul III. (1468-1549). It was...

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