Marina Coppi

Fausto – Timorasso Colli Tortonesi – 2017

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Gabetto and Montagnina vineyards in Castellania, Colli Tortonesi, Piedmont.

  • Montagnina cru vineyard incline nearly 35%
  • Montagnina vineyard partially replanted
  • Soils: Sant’Agata marl, rich in limestone
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested at proper ripeness into small crates, early in morning to preserve diversity in aroma
  • Soft pressing of whole graptes
  • Must partially cold-strained
  • Slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature 15º C
  • After fermentation complete, wine transferred and no further (malolactic) fermentation occurs
  • Wine matures about 8 months in refridgerated steel tanks, with manual batonnage
  • Bottled in July, aged 6 additional months in bottle before release
Winemaker's Notes

Intensely straw yellow and bright. A pronounced mineral content complex with hints of acacia, white flowers and citrus. There is a faint brackish note, quickly followed by warmth and freshness. Full bodied with a lingering finish. Elegant, flavorful and full-bodied, an homage to Francesco Bellocchio’s grandfather Fausto, the original owner of the vineyard.

Pair with cheese risottos, shellfish, fish dishes and white truffles.

Wine Summary

100% Timorasso; alcohol: 14.5%; gently whole cluster pressed; fermented in stainless steel at 15º C; no malolactic fermentation; aged in refridgerated tank for 8 months; bottled and aged a further 6 months before release.

Technical Information
  • 100% Timorasso
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

General Info

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation(s) DOC Colli Tortonesi
Proprietors Francesco Bellocchio
Founded 2003
Winemaker Francesco Bellocchio
Annual Production 2,083 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic, not certified