Estate: Walter Massa is one of the most in demand, pioneering winemakers in northern Italy. Working with indigenous grapes in the village of Monleale in the southeast corner of Piedmont, Walter is known as the “Maestro of Timorasso” after rescuing the native grape from near extinction in the early 1980’s. He remains the largest producer of Timorasso today. Focusing on native grapes [Croatina, Barbera, Freisa, Nebbiolo] he farms his 22 hectares of 8 distinctive vineyards using organic and sustainable methods.
The name ‘Terra Sic Est’ has its roots in the Latin phrase ‘Sic Est’, which can be translated as ‘that’s how it goes,’ or ‘what you see is what you get’. Walter is a fan of motorcycles; therefore ‘Sic’ can also be used to pay respect to the late, renowned professional motorcycle racer Marco Simoncelli [nicknamed Sic], who was in a fatal motorcycle accident in 2011.
Hand harvested grapes are from vines between 3-5 years in age. Soils are chalky with clay and marl. Fermented with native yeasts.
Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with aromas of lemon, apple, honey, nuts and crushed rock minerality. Lemon bars, red apple, clover honey and a trace of lemongrass are glossed with fresh acidity. Grapefruit, almond and chalky minerality linger on the crisp, dry finish. Sunny and bright, wonderfully gluggable.
Estate Bottled by Massa