Paolo Massobrio, a food and wine writer, defined Martin as simply “the best white wine in Italy”. We can also quote Massobrio’s analysis as it appeared in “La Stampa” on May 13, 2000: “The wine, gold in colour, scents of elder, talc – is there a woman nearby? No, it’s not a woman, it’s the wine – then sweet almond, pear and vanilla. On the palate it is intense, fresh, dry, redolent of spices and ending with bread crust.
Colli Tortonesi Timorasso
Timorasso is an ancient Piedmontese varietal exclusively cultivated in the Tortona area. While its aromatic profile has a lot in common with the renowned Rhine Riesling, its structure and mineral component brings Burgundy to mind.
|GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THE VINEYARD||
about 320 m. above sea level
calcareous with high magnesium content.
about 0.6 ha.
|NUMBER OF PLANTS PER HECTARE||
|AGE OF THE VINES||
over 20 years.
|YIELDS PER HECTARE||
55/60 quintals (5.5/6 tons.).
|YIELDS PER HECTARE IN HECTOLITERS||
destemming, criomaceration with the skins for 36 hours, soft pressing in horizontal press, fermentation in fine- grain French oak barriques.
in fine-grain French oak barriques for about 12 months.
Aristocratic and intri- guing like no other wine, it blends wonderfully with risotto with frog’s legs. Martin is such an intriguing wine that when you sip some you almost feel as if Osiris, the god of wine of ancient Egypt, has cast his enigmatic eye on you.