About Casa Vinicola Botter: Founded in 1928 in the Veneto region, 30 kms northeast of Venice, by Carlo Botter, the company began as a small business trading in local Veneto wines in barrels and demijohns. The purchase of a small winery and a few acres of land in Veneto allowed Carlo to start bottling wines from his own estate. Now run by the third generation Bottter family it continues to makes wines from its own vineyards, the 60 hectare organic La Di Motte estate in Veneto and Fruili. Drawing on more than 70 years winemaking experience the company also vilifies grapes from estates across Italy, from Veneto in the North to Apulia and Sicily in the South, giving it a truly national identity and a large portfolio of very high quality wines.
Vinification: This wine is obtained from a blend of Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, whose carefully selected and treated grapes come from terroirs located in the Salento area that are particularly suited for wine. These grapes are vinified together by using a technique which is popular among wineries, consisting in the extraction of all the potential from the skins (the famous “Salasso” or “Bleeding” technique). This leads to a concentration of the extracted substances of the must and to the extraction of liquid both from the must and from the skins. This process results in a deeper colour, more intense fruity nose scents and a higher concentration of the extracted parts. The wine obtained is then aged for 6 months in oak (25-50 hl Slavonian oak) where the second fermentation takes place (“Malolactic Fermentation”). The result is a wine of great personality that combines the qualities of structure and concentration to a great drinkability.
Description: Intense red colour. On the nose the wine has scents of red fruit and jam which merge with the sweet and spicy notes of wood. On the palate it shows a great structure and persistence with a pleasant tannic finish. Ideal for first courses and grilled, red meat.