Marina Coppi

Marine – Favorita 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 the Gabetto vineyard and an old vineyard in the Madonna locality, in nearby Carezzano village, D.O.C. Colli Tortonesi.

  • Vines Planted: 1947, 2003
  • Soil: Limestone
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Fermented using only indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 10 months
  • Lees remain and with regular battonage
  • No malolactic fermentation
  • Aged in tanks on lees for 18 months with periodic manual battonage
Winemaker's Notes

This wine is dedicated to the two Marinas in the family: Marina Coppi, mother of Francesco, and her grandaughter (Francesco’s daughter), Marina Bellocchio born on the eve of the first harvest.

Deep straw color. Fine, intense bouquet with distinct notes of peach, heirloom apples, peach and meadow grass. The palate is full, round and balanced with a persistent, smooth finish.

Wine Summary

100% Favorita; alcohol: 13%; vineyards vines planted in 1947, 2003 in Colli Tortonesi; limestone soil; named for Francesco Bellocchio’s mother and daughter; whole cluster pressed;  fermented 10 months in stainless steel using only indigenous yeast; no malolactic fermentation; aged in stainless steel tanks on lees 18 months with regular battonage.

Technical Information
  • 100% Favorita
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1 g/l

Reviews

16.5+ Points

Favorita (Vermentino).
Lifted aroma suggests fine acidity and lime flavour. There’s something almost Riesling-like about this. Sleek and satisfying. Light chewiness on the end.  2022 – 2027

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