Timorasso is a white grape native to Piedmont, that has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. This has been significantly aided by Roagna's approach, which elevates this variety to dizzy heights. The nose on this 2019 expression is akin to Puligny-Montrachet, if this famed Burgundian village were transported to the rolling hills of the Langhe. A white to knock your socks off, with match stick reduction, notes of orchard fruit and brioche and incredible minerality on the palate that balances the rich texture.
The 2019 Timorasso Derthona Montemarzino is bright, transparent and super-expressive. Luca Roagna's Timorasso is one of the most refined versions I have tasted of Timorasso, which is usually a much more rustic white wine.
Roagna are a historic, and highly regarded Piedmont producer who can trace their roots back to the mid 1800's in Barbaresco. Luca Roagna is the latest member of the family to lead the charge, working alongside his father to produce exceptional expressions of Nebbiolo. They are known for their wealth of old vineyards, which are farmed organically without certification. Theirs is a simple approach; care for the growing environment and produce wines with as little intervention as possible. Though famed for their Barbaresco and Barolo, they also produce an excellent Dolcetto that is fast become a Sourcing Table staff staple.