2012 Daniel Ricci "Terre del Timorasso" Colli Tortonesi Timorasso

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This is white wine for a red wine drinker. There is so much concentration and depth of flavor, intensity, complexity, and downright deliciousness here, you'll have a hard time ever sipping on a light quaffing white wine ever again. Made from 100% Timorasso, a rare Piedmontese varietal grown in the Tortonesi hills near the Lombardy border, this wine's richness comes from extended skin and lees aging. Though not quite an orange wine, this can stand up to more substantial fare than your typical white.

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Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/23/2017 | Send Email
Timorasso is one of those easily forgotten about Italian grapes that deserves to be in everyone's wine fridge. A beautiful pale yellow in the glass, this ultra pithy and mineral driven wine has gorgeous depth and vibrant acidity. A very low fruit style. A total quaffer but not boring or light by any means. This stuff is a must have for me.

Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/6/2017 | Send Email
Timorasso is a thick skinned white grape with small bunches that is cultivated in southeastern Piemonte in Tortona. It was once a more prominent varietal that was largely extinct by the 1980s until local Walter Massa rescued the grape and began making his impressive white wine. Today, others like Danielle Ricci have followed suit and we recently tasted this surprising white. Although aged entirely in stainless steel, Ricci achieves a very impressive wine with rich extract,ample acidity and length and an overall unexpected depth and complexity. A staff favorite.

Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/9/2016 | Send Email
This is one of the most serious white wines I’ve tasted all year! It boasts rich, intense fruit flavors of dried apricots, ripe peaches and floral honey. Despite being aged in stainless steel, it achieves an amazing richness of texture and toastiness that gives it great depth and breadth on the palate, and eventually ends in a long lingering soft acid finish. I can’t wait to drink this on my next cheese & baguette picnic! ​

Staff Image By: Rachel Vogel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2016 | Send Email
The nose of this wines starts off with such energy! A strong sense of orchard fruit and earthiness — almost to the effect of French cider. The palate shows off these flavors well with balanced acidity and a full body. I can just imagine enjoying this wine with some grilled chicken or pork.

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- Piedmont is in the Northwestern region of Italy, bordering France and Switzerland. Piedmont is predominantly a plain where the water flows from the Swiss and French Alps to form the headwaters of the Po river. The major wine producing areas are in the southern portion of the region in the hills known as the "Langhe". Here the people speak a dialect that is 1/3 French and 2/3 Italian that portrays their historical roots. Their cuisine is one of the most creative and interesting in Italy. Nebbiolo is the King grape here, producing Barolo and Barbaresco. In addition, the Barbera and Dolcetto are the workhorse grapes that produce the largest quantity of wine. Piedmont is predominantly a red wine producing area. There are a few whites made in Piedmont, and the Moscato grape produces a large volume of sweet, semi-sweet and sparkling wines as well.