The Volpi family have owned and run this Tortona-based winery since 1914, and it is now the pre-eminent producer in the Monferrato. The speciality is the traditional Piemonte varieties of Cortese and Barbera which are vinified with the benefit of long experience and expertise, making reliable and high-quality wines with "tipicità". The Barbera d’Asti with extra barrel ageing is rich and earthy yet maintains its typical roundness and fleshy approach. One of the most interesting wines from Cantine Volpi is Timorassoan ancient Piedmontese grape variety that was on the verge of extinction in the 1980s. It was carefully revived and now the yellow-green-skinned Timorasso has enjoyed a resurgence in dry white wine and grappa production.Wines made from the Timorasso grape variety tend to be full-bodied with good acidity. It is an aromatic variety and can show tropical fruit in some examples and more floral notes in others. It responds well to oak maturation, which gives the wines a certain complexity, allowing them to age for several years.