E4Quality is a two-year project that wants to promote in a new and innovative way the story of high quality agricultural products of the Piedmont region.
The Swedish chapter of the project took place in Stockholm and featured a masterclass on April 24 with il Botolo and other Piedmont wine producers and industry experts, addressing a large audience of professionals, communicators and potential customers, dedicated to the denominations of Barbera d’Asti docg and Ruche’ di Castagnole Monferrato docg.
The masterclass was led by award winning writer and lecturer Ian D’Agata and was attended by about 40 of Sweden’s top journalists, wine bloggers, and importers. The masterclass was presided by Madeleine Stenwreth, one of two of Sweden’s Masters of Wine.
Following the masterclass, a dinner was held for 30 guests from the wine industry at the prestigious Italian restaurant L’Avventura, hosted by owner and chef Karl Ljung, acclaimed Sweden’s Chef of the Year.
The 2-day event concluded with a walk around tasting held on April 25 where guests could meet and talk to producers and taste all of the wines featured.
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.