Marina Coppi

Fausto – Timorasso Colli Tortonesi – 2012

Region: italy - piedmont

Marina Coppi

Francesco Bellocchio took over vineyard land his grandfather, Fausto Coppi, had owned in the Colli Tortonesi region of Piedmont. Personal drive runs in the family. Grandfather Fausto was one of Italy’s most famous cyclists. Francesco is driven to make the very best wines from local varieties at the winery named after Fausto’s daughter and Francesco’s mother, Marina Coppi.

Grapes / Soils

Timorasso Planted 2003, 2006 Marl of Sant’Agata argillous/calcarous 1.6 ha


The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Area of production: the grapes come from the Gabetto vineyard and the Montagnina which has been partially re-planted and has an incline of almost 35%.
  • The characteristics of this cru vineyard, which is rich in limestone bring about its elegance, flavor and body.
  • Marina Coppi’s first vintage of Fausto Timorasso was 2007.
Harvest Notes
  • Harvesting: after awaiting the proper ripeness of the grapes they are then hand-picked in crates in the early morning hours so as to preserve the diversity of their aroma.
  • Vinification tecniques: soft processing of the whole grapes and then partial coldstraining of the must; alcoholic fermentation takes place slowly at the temperature of approximately 59°F.
  • After the completion of fermentation, the wine is transferred and does not undergo further fermentation.
  • Refinement: the wine matures for approximately eight months in refrigerated steel tanks where it becomes enriched with bouquet and body thanks to manual “batonnage.”
  • Bottled in the month of July it continues its refinement for a further six months.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Colour: intensely straw yellow and bright.
  • Bouquet: pronounced mineral content, complex with hints of acacia, white flowers and citrus.
  • Palate: brackish, warmth and freshness. Full bodied with a persistent aftertaste.
  • Best served with: cheese risottos, white truffles, shellfish and fish dishes.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Timorasso grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 59°F.
  • Aged in refrigerated steel tanks.
  • Aged for approximately 8 months.
Technical Information

Grapes: Uniquely Timorasso

General Info

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation(s) DOC Colli Tortonesi
Proprietors Francesco Bellocchio
Founded 2008
Winemaker Francesco Bellocchio
Annual Production 25,000 bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic, not certified