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Oltretorrente Timorasso Colli Tortonesi 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An OK white wine made from an ancient grape variety grown in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Producer/Winery: Chiara Penati and Michele Conoscente; Oltretorrente; Paderna, Italy.

Grape Variety: Timorasso.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Colli Tortonesi; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Parmesan chicken, pasta with roasted tomato sauce and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark golden color. Powerful overripe apple, melon, broccoli being cooked, hints of tropical fruit and oxidative aromas with occasional metallic whiffs. Slightly raspy, chewy and chalky mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Strong baked apple, bitter kale, and musk melon flavors along with a potent mineral taste. Edgy acidity and a finish that tastes just like the aroma and hangs on in a very long aftertaste. In hindsight I should have selected a red wine with this dinner; however it held its own very well. When we purchased it we were told it was going to be “Chablis-like”; however it was startlingly different than we expected. The bitter slightly oxidative character really made it a stand up and take notice wine and in the end we both said it was an OK white wine made from an ancient grape variety grown in the Piedmont region of Italy.

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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 58162 00452 3

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.