Elisa Semino owns and runs La Colombera together with her father and brother. Their engagement and dedication to the territory and vineyards, the production chain with due regard to the territory and an ac- curate work in the wine cellar have led La Colombera to be one of the most preferred wineries offering the Timorasso wine, the Colli Tortonesi’s legend.
In 1937, Elisa’s grandparents rented La Colombera in Vho, Tortona’s hamlet, sited on the first hills at the border of the Po Valley. The landscape offers lovely vineyards inter- laid by roses, narrow valleys reaching the near Apennines, rows of peach and cherry trees, acacia and chestnut woods, chickpea and wheat fields. This geologically ancient land, composed by Tortonian white stones lends incomparable characteristics to the grapes, grown by the winery for over 60 years: Barbera, Croatina, Cortese as well as the local Nibio and Timorasso.
Timorasso is a local white grapes vine, cultivated in the Tortonian territory since the Middle Ages. Already mentioned in the first agrarian encyclopedia of the XIV century, this wine confirms its tendencies and, over the centuries, becomes the most important Piedmontese white vine. After World War II its production is gradually abandoned, as other more vigorous and resistant grapes are preferred.