Vineyard: Sourced from a one hectare vineyard in the town of Montemarzino in the Colli Tortonesi area.
Soil: Mainly limestone-clay and rocks with a high level of active limestone.
Viticulture: Practicing organic. Hand-harvested.
Vinification: Fermented with a pied de cuvee of natural yeasts in large french oak casks.
Aging: Aged for two years in one large french oak cask.
Production: 2773 bottles and 60 magnums were made in the 2014 vintage, the first vintage of this wine.
Notes: The Timorasso origins are hundreds years old, an ancient document recounts of Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) who gave Timorasso for a wedding gift to Isabella D’Aragona.
The 2014 Derthona Montemarzino, Roagna's new Timorasso, is super intriguing. Luca Roagna gave the 2014 two full years in cask, with no lees stirring, all with the goal of maintaining as much freshness as possible. Lemon confit, almond, dried flowers, sage and chamomile shape this beautifully textured, phenolic white. This is an impressive debut from Roagna.