Marina Coppi

Fausto – Timorasso Colli Tortonesi – 2014

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

This wine has a great character and is the perfect illustration of our land.  For this reason we have dedicated this wine to my Grandfather Fausto.

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.

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 cold-straining of the must; alcoholic fermentation takes place slowly at the temperature of 15°C approx. 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
  • Color: 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: at 12°C in crystal wine glass.
  • 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.


89 Points

The idea behind this mini vertical (of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages) is to show the evolution of the Timorasso grape, known to have a better than average capacity for cellar aging. The Vigne Marina Coppi 2014 Colli Tortonesi Timorasso Fausto does indeed reveal mature aromas with yellow rose, dried peach, caramel and butterscotch. This white grape takes on more volume and heft as it ages in the bottle. It depends on your preference, but the evolved nature of this vintage was a bit too much for my tastes. Only 5,502 bottles were made.  2020 – 2025

© Wine Advocate, July, 2020

General Info

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation(s) DOC Colli Tortonesi
Proprietors Francesco Bellocchio
Founded 2008
Winemaker Francesco Bellocchio
Annual Production 2,083 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic, not certified