Sourced from a one hectare vineyard in the town of Montemarzino in the Colli Tortonesi area.
Mainly limestone-clay and rocks with a high level of active limestone.
Practicing organic. Hand-harvested. Most of the vines are around 35 years old with some much older and a few younger where they had to replace diseased or dying vines.
Fermented with a pied de cuvee of natural yeasts in large french oak casks.
Aged for two years in one large french oak cask.
2773 bottles and 60 magnums were made in the 2014 vintage, the first vintage of this wine.
Derthona is the old name for Tortona, the area in Piedmont where Timorasso is traditionally grown. Timorasso is a grape that has proven itself to be a rising star amongst Italy's white varietals. It usually makes mineral-driven, medium-bodied whites with dried fruit notes that are sometimes oily in texture.
The Roagna 2017 Derthona Montemarzino is a pure expression of the Timorasso grape, heralded as one of the most exciting combinations of grape and emerging territory to be found in Italy in recent years. From a hot vintage, this wine is abundant, rich and generous. It shows a luminous golden color with a combination of sweet and tart aromas. For example, there is Calabrian bergamot, orchard fruit and yellow rose. There are dustings of mineral and petrol like you might find in a Riesling. Fruit comes from a one-hectare plot in the Colli Tortonesi with very rocky soils at 400 meters above sea level. This wine has been produced since 2014 thanks to land that was acquired by one cousin from another cousin. Some 250 12-bottle cases were produced.
The 2017 Timorasso Derthona Montemarzino is absolutely gorgeous. Lemon confit, chamomile, mint, sage, green apple and almond all grace this super-expressive, mid-weight white. The 2017 spent two years in cask. Creamy and inviting, with terrific freshness as well as nuance, Roagna's Timorasso is sublime. You have to taste this wine.
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