Marina Coppi

Fausto – Timorasso Colli Tortonesi – 2020

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.

  • Vineyard slopes: 35º – quite steep
  • Soil: Limestone – Marl of Sant’Agata which brings elegance, body and flavor
  • Vines Planted: 2003, 2006; partial replanting
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in early morning to preserve aromas
  • Soft whole cluster press
  • Partial cold straining of must
  • Slow fermentation with only indigenous yeasts at 62°F in stainless steel for 10 months with periodic battonage
  • Bottled in July, aged 24 months
Winemaker's Notes

This wine is named in honor of Fausto Coppi, Franchesco Bellochio’s grandfather and a reknowned Italian national cyclist. Bright, concentrated straw yellow. Pronounced, complex mineral aromas with white flowers, citrus notes, hn=ints of acacia and pink grapefruit. The palate has warmth, a touch of brackishness but also freshness that lingers. Full bodied with a long finish.

Wine Summary

100% Timorasso; alcohol: 14%; grown in estate vineyards in D.O.C. Colli Tortonesi; Marl of Sant’Agata limestone soil; hand harvested; whole cluster pressed; fermented at cool temperature using only indigenous yeast in stainless for 10 months with regular battonage; bottled in July and aged 24 months.

Technical Information
  • 100% Timorasso
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/l

Reviews

16.5 Points

Timorasso. Fine aroma and lightly pungent palate with one of those finishes that suggest burnished metal. Distinctive. 2022 – 2026

JancisRobinson.com, June, 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