Wine comes from the earth, from the work and efforts that are made to align with the evolution of nature and that ultimately shapes the result. At Botolo we firmly believe that to make a quality wine it is therefore essential to savor the vineyard, and to take care of it on a daily basis.
Since the beginning of this year, we have in fact conducted some rigorous work in the vineyards that we wish to share with you so that you may discover the secret behind the bottles we produce. In the winter months of January and February, when the vines have lost all of their leaves, we started pruning, which is important in guaranteeing the quality of the new fruits. We shaped the plants so that they could grow properly and bear the load of the grapes. This is called “short” pruning, which gives a better balance between leaves and bunches, with a maximum of 8 buds on Barbera and 9/10 buds on Moscato.
In April we eliminated weeds by hoeing in the sub-rows, with practices fully respecting the environment.
Despite the significant frost that we experienced on April 8th, and which affected most of the country and which risked damaging the ripening of plants, we have recently witnessed one of the most fascinating phases of the entire vegetative cycle, budding: a new beginning for the buds on the vine, a new season that is about to begin, a rebirth for both nature and for all of us.