“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.
The events involve restaurants throughout Italy, which organize theme-based dinners paired with Nizza. The focus of this year’s edition is Rome, where Nizza is being brought to the attention of the city’s vibrant wine community.
Il Botolo Azienda Agricola was pleased to present its wines at Humus Bistrot, Via Madonna dei Monti 109, Rome, held on March 28. The event was organized by the Associazione Produttori Nizza in partnership with Slow Food Roma.
For the last two years, Slow Food Roma, together with professional Chef Kaba Corapi, have been exploring different international traditional and culinary traditions and cuisines, and food as it is prepared at home. The aim is to celebrate the food that families bring to the table in other countries in an attempt to go beyond the stereotypes that often come to mind when we think of “food that people from other cultures eat”.
For the evening’s theme-based wine dinner at Humus Bistrot, Chef Kaba Corapi, who carefully integrates tradition, people, places and culture, presented a menu inspired by “made in USA” home cooked dishes.
The menu was paired with Nizza DOCG from il Botolo, along with the winery’s Piemonte Chardonnay DOC and Moscato d’Asti DOCG and featured classic American dishes, which delighted the evening’s guests, and which included cornbread “Texas style” served with herb butter and jalapenos, Manhattan clam chowder, pulled pork and coleslaw and chocolate chips cookies and Moka cheese cream.
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.