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.
A light smoky quality settles on the quince, floral and earth flavors. Smooth and complex, with a bitter citrus note emerging on the finish. Timorasso. Drink now through 2023.
The Vigne Marina Coppi 2015 Colli Tortonesi Timorasso Fausto shows a rich and glycerin-driven approach with orchard fruit, peach and white almond. This wine is just beginning to put on some of the extra volume and texture it gains with age; however, it still shows bright primary fruit and a crisp, tonic personality. You might try it with an antipasto of anchovies on toast. There’s a lot of lovely mineral definition on the long, polished close. This release was 6,466 bottles. 2021 – 2027