Marina Coppi

Fausto – Timorasso Colli Tortonesi – 2019

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

Grapes from Gabetto vineyard and the Montagnina cru vineyard, D.O.C. Colli Tortonesi.

  • Planted 2003, 2006; partial replanting
  • Slope: 35º
  • Soil: Limestone – Marl of Sant’Agata which brings elegance, body and flavor
Harvest Notes
  • Grapes hand harvested in early morning to preserve aromas
  • Soft pressing of whole clusters
  • Partial cold straining of must
  • Fermentation slowly at controlled temperatures 16 – 18º C  in wooden tonneaux
  • Aged 12 months on lees in tonneaux
Winemaker's Notes

This wine is named in honor of Fausto Coppi, a reknowned Italian national cyclist and grandfather to Francesco Bellocchio. Straw yellow color with green reflections. Intense and harmonious bouquet with delicate notes of yellow melon and quince. A fine balance of vegetable notes and dandelion flowers. The taste is rich with a pleasant sour note. Extraordinary complexity and elegance characterized by marked minerality, yellow nectarines and citrus essence.

Pair with taliarini with white truffles, white meat, foie gras, fish dishes, shellfish.

Wine Summary

100% Timorasso; alcohol: 14.5%; grown in estate vineyards in D.O.C. Colli Tortonesi; Marl of Sant’Agata limestone soil; hand harvested; partial whole cluster pressed; fermented at controlled temperatures 16 – 18º C in wooden tonneaux; aged 12 months on lees in tonneaux.

Technical Information
  • 100% Timorasso
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

Reviews

94 Points

EDITORS’ CHOICE

This jaw-dropping wine opens with a near 50/50 split between fresh vibrant fruits of white peach and apple and crunchy rock, chalk and sea salt. Behind those primary aromas are subtle hints of flowers and herbs. The palate is electric with tart green apple and apricot notes that give way to fresh acacia honey, oyster shell and hazelnut. Youthful and fresh today, this wine will go the distance and transform in your cellar—a butterfly of a wine. Drink now – 2035.

Wine Enthusiast, October, 2023

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