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Vietti Colli Tortonesi Derthona Timorasso 2021


Vietti itself is the combination of two winemaking families with decades of experience – the Viettis and the Currados. It started off as just the Viettis as Carlo took over from his father Marco. But Carlo only had a daughter, Lucianna who ended up marrying the winemaker and art lover, Alfredo Currado who brought about many of the changes the winery still enjoys today.

Today, Vietti is still considered one of the best wineries in all of Piedmont if not Italy. Under the capable hands of Luca Currado Vietti and his wife Elena, the estate has reached new heights and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, in 2016, thanks to a key purchase in the Colli Tortonesi area Vietti added a new white wine, one that has proven to be an extremely welcomed addition, the Timorasso.

The 2021 Derthona Timorasso is absolutely gorgeous. As Wine Enthusiast writes, “Timorasso is one of the most distinctive white grapes in the Italian canon, and Vietti has struck gold.” The wine is perfectly in balance, harmonious stone fruits, honey, beeswax and straw notes mingle perfectly with stony minerality and some delicious salty flavors.

This is a serious white wine. So much depth. So much complexity. This is an age-worthy special wine that will be just as good if not better in five years. It has that kind of trajectory ahead of it.

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94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Timorasso is one of the most distinctive white grapes in the Italian canon, and Vietti has struck gold. Aromas of fresh and baked yellow peaches and spiced pears mix with hints of petrol, magnolia and dried mango. Wild honey, beeswax and a limestone minerality give volume, complexity and depth to this wine, finishing with fresh and lifted acidity.

94 Points, James Suckling
A beautiful Timorasso with salted caramel, sliced mango, pear and apple aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Bright and vivid acidity at the end. A lovely combination of ripe fruit and wild, crisp acidity. Vegan. About 30% aged in ceramic. Drink now.

92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
A pale straw color, the 2021 Derthona Timorasso is set to be released in May of 2023. It has a savory richness to its aromatics of pine resin, fresh lime flower, and melon and is tangy on the palate, with medium body, saline, the stony texture of wet asphalt, Meyer lemon, and chamomile.