Claudio Mariotto

Founded by Claudio Mariotto‘s great-grandfather in 1921, Claudio took over the family winery with brother Mauro and mother in 1990s and was one of the local producers responsible for reviving the Timorasso grape.

The Mariottos manage 54 Ha of vineyards focusing on Timorasso, Barbera, Cortese & Dolcetto  (some Freisa, Moscato & Croatina) using a “common sense” agricultural approach without pesticides.
This is one of the northernmost vineyards in Timorasso and the largest producer in terms of output.

Although most of his grapes are machine harvested, the single & oldest vineyard Pitasso is still harvested by hand

All his Timorasso undergo a soft / slow pressing, spontaneous thermo-controlled fermentation and 12 months ageing on their lees in stainless steel. No cryo-maceration is used as Claudio believes this changes the profile of the wines as they age.
Only the reds are oak aged in new/2nd use tonneaux & barrique

Expect a friendly, no-nonsense tasting in the garage along with Claudio’s motorbikes and office equipment.

Mariotto has 5 Timorasso releases + one sparkling blend:

  • Derthona Timorasso – from grapes across all their vineyards.
  • Bricco San Michele – from the youngest vineyard (6Ha planted around 2014).
  • Cavallina – single vineyard Timorasso on white marl soil to which they attribute the minerality (1 Ha planted around 2002).
    • There is a small number of the 2019 vintage of Cavellina that has been aged underwater, available directly from the winery.
  • Pitasso – single vineyard, hand-harvested Timorasso (1Ha planted around 1998). 6,000 bottles produced.
  • L’imbevible – (“the undrinkable”) macerated & aged in amphora.
  • GRAIA : a sparkling Timorasso/Cortese blend. Zero dosage.

Producer Info

Winery: Claudio Mariotto
Established: 1921
Winemaker: Claudio Mariotto
Hectares: 54Ha (27Ha of Timorasso)
Vine age: planted since 1998


Timorasso, Cortese, Moscato
Barbera, Croatina, Dolcetto, Freisa
Philosophy: “common sense” approach to viticulture with pure expressions of Timorasso
Viticulture: “common sense” with no herbicides or pesticides
Vinification: Stainless Steel only (Timorasso). Some old oak used in the reds.
Bottles/year: over 100,000
Visits: By appointment
Address: 29 Strada per, Sarezzano, 15057 Tortona AL