Mandirola have the oldest Timorasso vines in the Colli Tortonesi region (perhaps even the world?) dating back to the 1930s. Even their entry level is produced from vines of over 30 years old.
It was in fact from Mandirola’s vines that Walter Massa made his first Timorasso and revived the grape

Dating back to 1913 when Enrico Mandirola‘s grandfather grew grapes, wheat and corn were grown on 12 Ha of land, the family started focusing more on wine production in the 1950s & 1960s
Further acquisitions from 1990-2016 have seen their vineyards grow to 11Ha (+ 19 Ha of arable land, orchards and woods).

They are sustainable and eco-friendly throughout the vineyard and winery, and proud that grass still grows amongst the vines.

Mandirola produce 3 Timorasso, distinguishable by their label depicting an elongated drop of wine:

  • Derthona : from vines with an average of 30 years old
  • Tantéi : a single vineyard of old vines (90+ years old) with a short time in oak barrels
  • Mon Cavarè : classic (champagne) method sparkling Timorasso with 24 months in bottle

Producer Info

Winery: Mandirola Vini
Established: 1913
Winemaker: Enrico Mandirola
Hectares: 5 Ha Timorasso (of 11 Ha vineyards)
Vine age: 1930s – 2016


Barbera, Croatina
Philosophy: “wine between modernity and tradition”
Viticulture: Sustainable. Cautious use of fertilizers/pesticides (only copper and sulphur powders) incompliance with EU sustainability criteria
Vinification: Stainless steel & concrete. Some limited use of oak in single vineyard Tantéi
Bottles/year: 7,500 (Timorasso). 15,000 total
Visits: 08:30-12:00, 14:30-18:30 daily (appointment advised)
Address: 29 Via Roma, Casasco, 15050, AL