The Winery This elegant Nebbiolo takes its name from the vineyard where it is produced, Vigna Botti, located in Dogliani, under the appellation Langhe DOC. The name Botti means “barrels” in Italian and refers to the aging of the wine, which takes place in big oak casks of 25 Hl.
FOOD PAIRING Ideal with pasta and risotto recipes, white and red grilled meat, medium aged cheeses.
The Region and Grape: Piedmont lies at the foot of the Western Alps, boarded by the smaller Apennine Mountains on the other side. The mountains create a favorable climate for wine growing. Within Piedmont is the hilly sub region Langhe, where well established and newer varietals grow side by side. Nebbiolo’s center in located in Langhe. Nebbiolo is characterized by high tannin and acidity and a distinguished tar and roses scent. It requires well-drained soils and long growing season, meaning only certain, special locations can grow it successfully.
The Wine: This 13.5% alcohol Nebbiolo is made from grapes picked from 20 year-old vines on the southwest exposure of the Vigna Botti vineyard. Fermentation takes place over 20 days in stainless steel. Thereafter the wine is aged for 6 months in oak barrels and another 6 months in the bottle.