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 Favorita grape reveals tangy and spicy freshness with green fruit and honeydew melon, with plenty of citrus and lime. You get that in this Vigne Marina Coppi 2015 Colli Tortonesi Favorita Marine, but an extra year of bottle age has also developed some golden fruit, apricot and poached pear. This wine is somewhere between its zesty side and its creamy side, but it’s more on the zesty side. Favorita is known to withstand some modest bottle age. Only 2,700 bottles were made. 2020 – 2023