SUMMERTIME IN OUR VINEYARDS

The annual growth cycle of grapevines continues in our vineyards and the plant evolution is excellent, with an earlier timeline compared to 2019.

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Happy Birthday Nizza DOCG!

This year Nizza docg celebrates its 4th birthday. The year 2020 has been a challenge for us all, but this has not put a damper on our desire to celebrate our territory’s young but oh so precious wine!

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“Un canto libero” at the Barolo Castle

On June 25 and 26, the Consorzio Barbera D’asti e i Vini Del Monferrato in collaboration with Collisioni il Festival Agrirock , organized a music and wine event held in the charming courtyard of the Barolo Castle.

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Digital wine tasting straight from Stockholm with Munskankarna

Munskankarna, a renowned Swedish wine club, organized a digital tasting on July 1st, featuring il Botolo Azienda Agricola Nizza docg 2015.

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BAKED PEACHES

Baked stuffed peaches is a fresh and simple recipe that is perfect for serving during the summer months.

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Grilled salmon fillet

The grilled salmon fillet, a quick and simple dish, allows you to keep intact the flavors of the fish, enhancing them with a few simple ingredients.

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NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAPES AND GRAINS HONG KONG!

il Botolo is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Hong-Kong based agency, Grapes and Grains!

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GREAT WINES ARE MADE IN THE VINEYARD 2020

In these months nature is unleashing its vitality and the work in the Botolo vineyards is not stopping.

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Nizza DOCG embraches solidarity

The Botolo has proudly joined the social media campaign #IlNizzaperlasolidarietà, started on April 9th and conceived by the Associazione Produttori del Nizza in collaboration with the Enoteca Regionale di Nizza Monferrato.

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New chapter of E4Quality in Stockholm

Over 100 local professionals from Stockholm and Uppsala took part in yet another successful wine event organized by the E4quality project and promoted by the Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato.

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Risotto with Nizza Docg

If we think about Piedmont, we immediately think about a well-defined food culture full of history, and which utilizes high quality ingredients with a culinary tradition of strong, decisive flavors. What makes Piedmont cuisine so characteristic? Its red wines.

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IL BOTOLO NIZZA ‘ON STAGE’ IN JAPAN

During the month of February, il Botolo Nizza DOCG played a leading role in two events occurred in Tokyo.

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Barbera 2019, “Oscar Vintage”

This is the conclusion reached by 150 wine tasters gathered by Coldiretti last December at the San Secondo Cultural Center for the annual preview dedicated to “Barbera d’Asti docg”, now in its 18th edition.

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il Botolo took part at International Wine and Spirits Fair (IWSF) of Hong Kong

The interest in Italian wines is on the upswing in the Asian market and so this year we decided to take part in the International Wine and Spirits Fair (IWSF), that took place in Hong Kong, from November 7-9.

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“Stories of Good Cuisine” #2

The second edition of Alice for Children’s “Stories of Good Cuisine” was held on November 28, this time in Milan’s impressive location, Cascina Cuccagna.

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Zabajone with Moscato d’Asti

Zabajone is a classic cream and boasts centuries of history.

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il Botolo returned in Sweden at “Wine Days”

Il Botolo was very pleased to return to Stockholm, after an initial visit in April of this year, this time for “Wine Days”, an event hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Sweden.

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First Nizza docg Forum launched at the Sant’Uffizio Relais in Asti

For the first time, the Association of Nizza docg producers hosted a Forum, aimed at promoting the Nizza docg denomination amongst food and beverage professionals

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New chapter of E4Quality in Berlin

After the huge success in Stockholm last April, Il Botolo was pleased to take part again in the E4Quality European Project, this time in Berlin, on October 27 and 28.

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il Botolo and Slow Food enchant the Prosecco territories

What do our wines have in common with the Piedmontese excellence of Slow Food and the "heroic" hills of Prosecco Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, recently nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site?

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il Botolo in St. John’s with P&S Fine Wines

For the first time, il Botolo travelled to St. John’s, which is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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HARVEST 2019 –   Stands to be a very promising vintage

There was some fear the harvest would be sub-optimal due to poor weather conditions and abundant rainfall. However, the weather leading into harvest was sunny and dry, which led to perfectly ripe grapes and promises to be a very good vintage.

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MOROZZO CAPON “IN TECIA” (“IN THE POT”)

In 1999, the Morozzo Capon was declared the first Slow Food Presidium, which means deserving special protection as it embodies the identity and tradition of the Morozzo area.

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Special event with il Botolo and Vetrerie di Empoli, during La Vendemmia of Via Montenapoleone

In the heart of Milan Wine Week, the most anticipated event of Milanese autumn, il Botolo debuted at the 10th edition of La Vendemmia of Via Montenapoleone, at one of the most prestigious boutique shops on the street: Vetrerie di Empoli.

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il Botolo at 12th edition of Vinitaly Hong Kong

il Botolo will take part in the 12th edition of the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair, to be held from November 7 to 9, in Hong Kong.

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Poached Octopus

Poached octopus, also known as purpetiell affugat, is a typical Neapolitan recipe that originates in the village of Santa Lucia, thanks to a group of fishermen.

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From Northern Europe to Nizza Monferrato: a special press tour through our hills

Last week a select panel of journalists coming from Norway, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, and the UK took part in a 3-day tour discovering the wines from Monferrato, with some of the highlights being Grignolino, Ruchè, Barbera d’Asti and Nizza.

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Excellent results for our wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the annual Nizza DOCG Tasting”

Il Botolo is so proud to be amongst the outstanding Italian winemakers that shone at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards!

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Nordic Wine Market

The Nordic wine market consists of the wine markets in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.

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A recipe for an Italian – Japanese fusion cuisine

On June 13 we were pleased to host a delegation of restaurateurs and chefs from Japan at our Estate, “Le Coccole”, who came to visit our vineyards and our cellars.

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Il Botolo and Komeko, a gluten free pairing

On May 30 we took part with il Botolo wines in an event promoted by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in order to present Komeko, a Japanese rice flour.

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il Botolo went to Stockholm for E4quality

Il Botolo was pleased to be in Stockholm on April 24 and 25 with the Consorzio Barbera d’Asti and Vini del Monferrato and E4Quality European Project.

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Il Botolo took part in “Stories of Good Cuisine” event

Last week, Il Botolo took part in the first event of the "Stories of Good Cuisine", a project organized by Alice for Children.

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Pollo Arrabbiato

Pollo arrabbiato is an easy-to-make dish, renowned for its spicy flavor.

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Special wine tasting at Osteria Rabezzana

During the event ‘TO Taste 2019’, that was held in the city of Turin from March 24-26, ‘Il Botolo’ was pleased to host some delegates from NAFTA (North America Free Trade Association) at Osteria Rabezzana.

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il Botolo went to Rome for Orizzonte Nizza in Tour

“Orizzonte Nizza in Tour” is a promotional project whose primary aim is to build the brand of Nizza DOCG and to raise the awareness of the consumer regarding this DOCG, recently recognized by the European Union.

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Nizza is officially DOCG

New DOCG for Monferrato: the EU acknowledges Nizza DOCG

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il Botolo meets Dvca, the charming restaurant in Milan

With its opening last September in Milan in the splendid 15th century Palazzo Cagnola, DVCA Restaurant is the perfect location for a clientele that desires elegance and sophistication in both cuisine and venue.

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Piedmont Agnolotti

Agnolotti are a popular meat or herb filled dumpling from Piedmont, appreciated both in Italy and abroad. This delightful dish has been added to the list of traditional Italian agroalimentary products by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest and protected by the Piedmont Region.

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Canada: new partnership with Epic Wines and Spirits

Four years ago, il Botolo Azienda Agricola entered the Canadian market, where its wines were launched in the province of Ontario.Four years ago, il Botolo Azienda Agricola entered the Canadian market, where its wines were launched in the province of Ontario.

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Jeff Gong from Wineita.com visits ‘Il Botolo’

We were excited to welcome Jeff Gong, a top Chinese wine influencer to our winery in January, who enjoyed the view of our vineyards under a light blanket of snow.

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Il Botolo strengthens its presence in the Novotel chain

After having announced our collaboration with Novotel Malpensa, we are thrilled to announce that you can now find our wines in the Novotel restaurants of Genoa and Turin.

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“A wine with a spectacular concentration”

More good news is the recent rating achieved by our Nizza 2015, the wine received a whopping 94 points, in Luca Maroni’s Best Italian Wines 2019

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Wine in Russia

Russia represents the world’s seventh largest wine market

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Homemade Bonet

Bonet, which is widely believed to derive from the word “Bunet”, is a Piedmontese word meaning ‘hat’. The origins of the name are not certain. Some people say it is because the dessert was traditionally served in a copper mould that resembled and was referred to as a bonèt ëd cusin-a (a ‘chef’s hat’).

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Our wines in the spotlight in Toronto

Are you looking for a recipe for happiness? Start by taking one of Toronto’s finest Italian restaurants, add some gourmet Italian specialities and garnish with il Botolo wines: you will be astonished by the results!

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Our Harvest

The 2018 harvest was very characteristic and very different from that of 2017.

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Bagna Cauda

More than a dish, it is a convivial ritual where everyone shares and consumes the meal, in a manner similar to fondue (in Piedmontese dialect, diàn or fojòt).

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