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Claudio Mariotto

Vho, Colli Tortonesi,
Piemonte, Italy

About the producer

Founded in the 1920s by great-grandfather Bepi, Claudio Mariotto's family has upheld a longstanding tradition of winemaking in the Tortona hills of Piedmont for generations. Today, the winery is overseen by Claudio, in collaboration with his partner Rossana, his brother Marco, and his mother Piera. Spanning 700 hectares of land, with 50 hectares dedicated to vineyards, their estate is situated in the municipalities of Tortona and Sarezzano. Focused exclusively on native grape varieties such as Freisa, Croatina, and Barbera, their true passion and primary production center around Timorasso. Once teetering on the brink of extinction, Timorasso, a native Piedmontese varietal, is experiencing a resurgence in both plantings and popularity, thanks to dedicated producers like Claudio Mariotto.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

The winery is sustainable

Total area under vine

50 Hectares

Location of vineyards

Tortona and Sarezzano

Soil details

Clay and limestone marl

In the Cellar

Yeast utilized

Wild yeasts

Filtration stabilization

Tangential flow filtration & flour filtration, cold stabilization

Fermentation & aging vessels

Wines undergo temperature controlled fermentation and aging in stainless steel and cement followed by aging in a combination of steel and French oak

Additional notes

Winemaker

Claudio Mariotto

Winemaking style

Recognizing the potential of Timorasso, Claudio dedicated himself to highlighting its capacity for yielding premium-quality wines of distinction. Through meticulous research and dedication, he mastered the management of this notoriously challenging varietal, establishing himself as a benchmark producer in the field.

Wines produced

Derthona, Bricco San Michele, Cavallina, Pitasso, Profilo, Braghe, Montemirano, Territorio, Monleale, Poggio del Rosso, L'Imbevibile, L'indagato

Total production

Depending on the vintage, roughly 90,000 bottles

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