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At 15 hectares total, the small but mighty DOC of Terre di Libarna encompasses the highest elevation growing region for Timorasso. Terre di Libarna is also a subzone of Colli Tortonesi, a DOC established prior to its more famous neighbor, Gavi. After nearly facing extinction in the early 1990s, Timorasso has seen a resurgence in Piedmont and is now being heralded as one of Italy’s greatest white varieties.
“Caespes” is a Latin word that refers to the soil or, more broadly, the land in which these Timorasso vines are planted. The fruit comes from two hectares of south/southwest facing vineyards in a clay and calcareous based soil. While other producers age Timorasso in wood, Ezio only uses stainless steel to preserve the grape's purity. It is aged on its lees for 8 months.
Ezio's family named this bottling “L’Archetipo” (“the archetype” in Italian) because they believe it to be their purest expression of Timorasso. The fruit is sourced from two parcels planted above 1,500 feet. Like Caespes, L'Archetipo only sees stainless steel but is aged longer on its lees. (14 months instead of 8)