Discovering wine

Timorasso, the wine of rediscovery

Italy is known throughout the world for its history, its cultural monuments, its food and of course its wine.
Above all, wine is much loved: starting from the North with the most famous Barolo and Prosecco, descending the hills that produce Chianti up to the warm territories of the South that produce Amarone, Primitivo or Malvasia.
These wines are among the best known abroad and among the most loved.
However, there are vines that over the years have been rediscovered, revisited and re-proposed on the market, becoming truly a pleasant discovery for those who did not know them.

Forbes has even dedicated an article to a wine that has been reborn for some time and is making its way into the market to become famous like many others of its kind: Timorasso, a white grape variety typical of the Tortonesi Hills in the South East of Piedmont.
The first information on the origins of the vine dates back to the fourteenth century but in more recent times its cultivation had been abandoned due to the excessive delicacy of the grapes, leaving room for more productive and resistant red wines.
It was only in the 1980s that some winemakers in the area decided to revive Timorasso and in 40 years they transformed a long-abandoned vine into a product that, while remaining a niche, is making its way to become a very sought after by connoisseurs.
Timorasso is a wine that should be served cool but not too cold and whose alcohol content rises up to 15%, very unusual for a white wine with these characteristics.
The resulting white wine can be tasted young or aged.
In its young version it goes very well with cheese-based appetizers, while its aged version is perfect with truffle-based dishes, white meats and fish dishes.

To learn more about Timorasso, it is advisable to read the entire Forbes article: