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Timorasso

The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Morasso, Timoraccio, Timorazza and Timuassa. According to done in 2006 DNA analysis exists one Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Lambruschetto, The early to mid-seasoning vine is prone to millerandage and Botrytis, It tends to yield alcohol-rich white wines with quite lively acidity and aromas of honey, spices and nuts as well as some storage potential. The variety has been in the 15th century Piedmont already known and enriched the tablet of Pope Paul III. (1468-1549). It was widespread in the 19th century and the wine became more abundant Germany and in the Switzerland exported as blended wine. After phylloxera disaster but it was in favor of more fertile varieties like Cortese given up. From the year 1987 she was revived by the winemaker Walter Massa, who also successfully for the DOC classification Colli Tortonesi Timorasso began. She will be in the two provinces Asti and Alessandria is grown and is also in DOC wine Monferrato authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 129 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Timorasso - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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