New DOCG for Monferrato: the EU acknowledges Nizza DOCG
After a long journey undertaken by the Association of Nizza Producers and the Consortium Barbera d’Asti and Wines of Monferrato, the EU has officially acknowledged Nizza DOCG. This long awaited achievement reflects the articulated work of the large group of winemakers towards gaining the recognition of the uniqueness of their vineyards.
We at il Botolo are pleased to produce such a special and unique wine, a wine that conveys, through its color, scents and flavors, the very best nature has given us.
You can find our Nizza 2015 in Luca Maroni’s Best Italian Wines 2019, where it is described as “a wine with a spectacular concentration” receiving a whopping 94 points!
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.