The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Morasso, Timoraccio, Timorazza and Timuassa. According to in 2006 DNA analysis there is one Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Lambruschetto, The early to medium maturing vine is susceptible to millerandage and Botrytis, It tends to produce alcohol-rich white wines with quite lively acidity and aromas of honey, spices and nuts as well as a certain storage potential. The variety has been in the 15th century Piedmont known and enriched the tablet of Pope Paul III. (1468-1549). It was widespread in the 19th century and the wine was replenished in large quantities Germany and in the Switzerland exported as a blend wine. After phylloxera disaster but was in favor of more fertile varieties like Cortese given up. From 1987 it was revived by the winegrower Walter Massa, who was also successful for the DOC classification Colli Tortonesi Timorasso began. It is in the two provinces Asti and Alessandria grown and is also in DOC wine Monferrato authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 129 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service