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Daniele Ricci 'Terre del Timorasso', Colli Tortonesi, Piedmont 2015

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TIMORASSO
PLUSH & BOLD and MINERAL
ORGANIC FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+ and COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY
ITALY

Ricci Timorasso, Colli Tortonesi DOC, Piedmont, Italy 2015

Daniele Ricci is an award-winning winemaker, but really, he is a farmer who also
makes great wine. The grandparents of the winemaker Daniele Ricci purchased a farm
in the Colli Tortonesi in 1929. They planted some vineyards but raised animals and grew
wheat and hay. His father built the winery in Costa Vescovato, near the family home, but it was Daniele who turned Cascina San Leto into a business in 1986, at the age of 23.

About 17 years ago he turned to farming and wine making full-time. Together with his son Mattia who is the fourth generation, they work the land (it is still a farm) and make wine. Daniele chose at the end of the nineties to go organic and is certified by Bios. His philosophy for the winery is to follow the rhythm of the land; man needs to adjust to the nature that surrounds him, and not vice-versa.

Name of Winemaker/Chef du Cave: Daniele Ricci

Farming: Organic

Grape Varieties: Timorasso

Soil Type: Tortonian Marl

Vinification/Oak Usage: Manual harvest. Native yeast. Stainless steel fermentation with three days of maceration without any pump-overs.

Aging: 12 months in stainless steel on the lees.

Tasting Notes: With a bit of age now, this evolving Timorasso is a testament to the longevity of this indigenous Piemontese grape! A full bodied wine with tons of floral, fruit and umami notes, this is a compelling white wine that also delivers as a light orange style. Aromas of dried apricot, rich honeysuckle, salted white figs and a menthol finish of fresh marjoram, this wine delivers a concentrated punch and a long savory finish!