Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2017 Oltretorrente Bianco

Ridiculous Value White Wine with Class
November 20, 2020


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There is a movement in western Piedmont to revive and restore the Timorosso grape variety which for centuries, had made among the best white wines in northern Italy.

Chiara Penati and Michele Conoscente are at the forefront of this revival. After years of  being consultant winemakers all over Italy, they decided to buy a property in Colli Tortonesi planted with Timorosso and Cortese grapes. The property is called Oltretorrente (beyond the stream). The 2017 Oltretorrente Bianco is a delicious, complex and ageworthy blend that tastes twice as expensive.

This is organic with aging on the lees and spontaneous fermentation. The vines are sixty years old and give us an expressive, original white wine. We have just the ten cases of this wine that Chiara just shipped to us.


2017 Oltretorrente Bianco Colli Tortonesi:  Bright straw. Green apple and pear with limestone minerality and vibrant medium body. Best served with seafood. Balsamic notes in the textured finish. Very Good to Excellent.  19.99/bottle 203.88/case  (16.99/bottle)


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