Poggio Caespes Timorasso 2016
The Borbera Valley in the southwestern corner of Piedmont was, from ancient times on, home to a native grape variety called Timorasso. Cultivation/production started in decline right after the Second World War until things reached the point where Timorasso was near to extinction. Its savior arrived in the form of one Ezio Poggio; dedicated to the restoration of the grape, he planted his first 7.5 acres in 2005. Timorasso is the only wine Poggio makes, albeit in both still and sparkling forms. This is a substantial white, with appealing flavors of apricot, apple, honey, and almonds.