A detailed mapping of “Nizza Cru” was officially presented in February 2018. This is a classification system already used for the important wine growing areas in Italy, France and America, that provides an overall analytical picture of the areas limited to the 18 municipalities within the territory where Nizza docg is produced.
A map of the vineyards devoted to this production, that allows wines to be defined according to their exact place of origin, thereby adding the names of smaller, more personal zones within the Denomination (in France known as “crus” and in Italy as “Additional Geographic Definitions”), where the production of Nizza docg is becoming more and more qualified.
cru ⟨krü⟩ s. m., fr French, from crû, literally ‘growth’, past participle of croître-Terroir as a place of production or an "Ensemble of terrains considered from the point of view of what grows there, from a particular cultivation”. In enology, cru is often used to indicate a specifically named and legally defined vineyard or ensemble of vineyards that produce wine of recognized quality; specifically, vineyards in a defined area that produce wine with outstanding organoleptic characteristics.
The aim of the map is not to distinguish wine growing areas that are qualitatively better, but rather to classify the territory where Nizza originates, based on its’
landscapes and regional anatomy.
The 15 hectares of vineyards of our winery, “Il Botolo Azienda Agricola” are located in two separate areas: BRICCO di NIZZA and MANTILERA
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.
Il Botolo is so proud to be amongst the outstanding Italian winemakers that shone at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards!
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.