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Vietti Derthona Timorasso, Colli Tortonesi, Piedmont 2021

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Vietti 'Derthona' Timorasso, Colli Tortonesi DOC, Piedmont, Italy 2021

The Vietti winery, now managed by the family’s fifth generation, is based in the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto, the heart of Piedmont’s famous “Langhe” wine region. Here the Currado family carefully and patiently handcrafts lauded wines that are the result of a unique combination of sun and soil. Although the family has made wine for two centuries, the first Vietti-labeled wines were produced by third-generation Mario, who transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing winery. In 1952 Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barbera and Barolo.

Name of Winemaker/Chef du Cave:  Luca Currado Vietti

Farming: Organic

Grape Varieties: Timorasso

Soil Type: The grapes for the production of this wines are grown in various vineyard sites located in and around Monlea-le. They are facing from a southeastern to southwestern exposure, with soil made of calcareous marl.

Vinification/Oak Usage: Hand-picked in mid-September of 2021, the grapes were destemmed and then gently pressed. This was followed by the alcoholic fermentation taking place mostly in ceramic vessels and also, a smaller portion, in stainless steel tanks and large oak casks. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes: Clear, intense yellow color with a green hue. On the nose scents of ripe yellow fruit (pear and peaches), with mineral and floral nuances of acacia and hawthorn. Typical honey notes. After two to three years the mineral notes are more intense; sometimes emphasized by the typical scent of hydrocarbon which refines and adds complexity to the wine. On the palate the wine is dry, gentle, soft and quite rich though very well balanced, without any edges. It has a long lingering aftertaste paired with good fresh acidity.

Critical Acclaim: 94 PTS (James Suckling)