Crissante Alessandria

Vigne Regali (Banfi)

Principessa Gavia Gavi Cortese 2018

Paired perfectly with pork! (And baked apples) Nicely acidic with rind of lime, watermelon and green apple. Balanced finish. A new favorite white! — 14 days ago

Vigneti Massa

Monleale Colli Tortonesi Barbera 2010

Too much oak at this point, wait a few years more, there is enough of fruit to further integrate it — a month ago

Vigneti Massa

Costa del Vento Derthona Colli Tortonesi Timorasso 2012

This was a fascinating Italian White from Piemonte. This is 100% Timorasso a varietal that was rescued from near obscurity by Walter Massa. It’s native and unique to the Colli Tortonesi. In the past many growers were ripping out Timorosso and planting the more prolific and boring Cortese (Gavi). Thank God for Massa once you taste this. Mid Gold in colour. Rich and textural with notes of fruit salad and honey. Apparently aged versions show petrol like aged Riesling. Amazingly zero new oak. On the palate an absolute fruit salad of flavours with a note of guava. Medium Acid. A flat out delicious wine which I will definitely seek out in the future. Could keep this in the short term but irresistible now. Bought at Roscioli in Rome @Ceccherini Cristiano - your old haunt as a sommelier. One of the 1001 Wines. — a month ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Hey, that is a very good find
Derthona is a name that means timorasso and no oak
You will find other little winemakers labeling Derthona their own wines
I reckon that thanks to Valter Massa we have found in Italy a true expression of terror
Also too the Costa del Vento that Valter produces is indeed an exceptional wine, it has a period in oak(I think big barrel), but the result is an extraordinarily nectar that finds a perfect balance after a few years
Indeed it is believed that the timorasso is related somehow to riesling apparently
We will hear about this grape and This Colli Tortonesi area in the future
Thanks for the tag, I did tagged u back on a old Massa review I did
Thanks again mate
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@Ceccherini Cristiano Thanks for your detailed response. I think Enoteca Sileno in Melbourne are the importers.

Giordano Lombardo

Vigne di San Martino Gavi Cortese

Mineral and lime form the back bone while magnolia blossoms provide the aromatics. This tart refreshing wine hits the spot in early July. — 16 days ago

Vigneti Massa

Terra: Sic Est Colli Tortonesi Rosato Barbera Freisa 2018

It's hard to get the nose off a plastic glass, but the body is bigger than expected and very fruit forward, but a good bit of acid that lingers. Perfect for a hot night at CotS. — a month ago

Villa Sparina

Gavi Cortese

Floral, tastes of apricots and light peaches — 5 days ago

Vigneti Massa

Derthona Colli Tortonesi Timorasso 2016

Известь, пыльца, карамбола, яблоко, лукум.
Насыщенно, чуть жарко, комплексно и с характером. Хорошая кислотность оттеняет напор.
— 24 days ago

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Giordano Lombardo

Gavi Cortese

Really nice. Floral, baked apple, carmel, broad mouthfeel, great acid. Amazed they got such deep fruit and aromas at 12.5% ABV. Yum! — a month ago

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