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
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?
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.
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.