2019 Monlia Colli Toronesi Timorasso

Oddero |Piedmont |Timorasso
Timorasso, a rare varietal from Piemonte, saved from extinction due to one man's passion.

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Timorasso is a not a household grape, especially here in Australia. It was near extinction in the 1980’s until a man names Walter Massa single-handedly revived the grape in local vineyards.

Wines from Colli Tortonese are labelled as "Derthona", which is the Latin name for the town of Tortona. It’s an apt name especially for this wine, as it represents the rebirth of one of the oldest souls of Piedmont wine.

A collaborative project between a local family and restaurant, with a shared passion for this local Piemontese varietal, Monlia is only at the beginning of their journey to bring Timorasso back to life and share their passion for it with the world.

Pressed straight off skins, the juice is settled and racked off gross less. The first 1/3 of the fermentation is in stainless steel tank with strict temperature control. The wine is then transferred into 2,500l Austrian barrels to complete the fermentation.

The wine remains on fine lees after fermentation with some bâttonage, with no malolactic fermentation. Elevaged in a combination of oak (70%), and stainless steel tanks (30%)

Left for a year before being blended a month prior to bottling.

90 Points - "Bottled by Oddero, and isn't Timorasso suddenly becoming a bit of a thing. It's a richer, more honeyed nuts, cinnamon and apricot flavoured example of the grape, less 'mineral' in a way, but still quite tight. It also tastes of ripe apple and lemon zest, with a subtle bitterness and light grip of tannin. Powerful and firm on the finish. More broad and waxy than the best examples, but still distinctive and good." - Gary Walsh (Winefront)

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