Return of a Piedmont Original

An underrated Italian white grape makes a comeback as local wine producers find promise in Timorasso

Return of a Piedmont Original
Senior editor Bruce Sanderson (David Yellen)
From the Nov 30, 2020, issue

When most wine lovers think of Piedmont, Barolo and Barbaresco are what come to mind. But enter Timorasso, a thick-skinned, aromatic white grape that was nearly forgotten and is now making a comeback. Senior editor Bruce Sanderson tasted nearly two-dozen versions of the Italian white wine. About half were outstanding (90 to 94 points), with several others scoring just steps behind. Find out why he thinks Timorasso is a leading contender for the best white grape variety of Piedmont.

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