Claudio Mariotto Colli Tortonesi Timorasso Bricco San Michele 2020
The vineyards are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or systemic products. One year on the noble yeasts in steel tanks with light battonage and at least 12 months in the bottle.
The “Colli Tortonesi” DOC zone, which remains exceedingly small in terms of total vineyard acreage, covers the clay/limestone hills (colli) around Tortona, an ancient town in Piedmont’s Alessandria province, not far from Piedmont’s mountainous border with Liguria. Tortona was historically known as Derthona, or Dertona, and many Timorasso-based wines (including this one) carry that archaic name on their labels. Timorasso effectively grows here and nowhere else.