Italians and French have always been adversaries on the wine front. Yet the collaboration agreement forged last Thursday in Capriata d’Orba, manages to overcome the traditional distrust between “cousin”s from beyond the Alps and will bring Timorasso, the wine produced from the ancient native grapes of the Tortona hills and Val Borbera, to be vinified in one of the capitals of world winemaking, Burgundy. Two different worlds that have now shaken hands. Proponents of the initiative Enrico de Alessandrini, owner of the Sassaia Winery that produces excellent products of Gavi, Ovada, Barbera del Monferrato and Nebbiolo, the famous French producer Pierre Naigeon di Gevrey Chambertin (Burgundy) and Valter Massa, the main architect of the rediscovery of Timorasso. From the operational point of view, Sassaia will vinify the Timorasso in Gevrey-Chambertin together with Pierre Naigeon. The Timorasso will be made in various styles to discover the versatility of the varietal. Derthona Timorasso is a wine that is making itself known in the world thanks to great producers of Tortona. In addition, the producers will be invited to Gevrey-Chambertin during the production to share winemaking methods. The former mayor of Capriata attended the evening Daniele Poggio (today regional councilor for the Northern League), Marco Semino consultant for communication, Gian Paolo Repetto the president of the Consortium of the Colli Tortonesi, Silvio Davico producer di Pomodolce (representing the farmers and producers of the Colli Tortonesi) and Daniele Oddone, president of the Consortium of Ovada Docg.
Timorasso will also speak French thanks to Sassaia