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.
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