The 2018 harvest was very characteristic and very different from that of 2017.
There was an abundance of rain in March, which allowed, on the one hand for the harvest to recover last year’s heat and drought but on the other hand, calling for more manual vineyard operations. Il Botolo achieved higher yields compared to 2017, with excellent quality.
As always, the harvest started with the Chardonnay grapes at the end of August followed by Moscato. The red grapes were harvested slightly later than last year. This delay allowed us to take advantage of the dry spell and the above average seasonal temperatures in the last 10 days of August and the first half of September, ensuring a very good harvest of Nizza.
What will you find in our winery? White and aromatic wines, such as Moscato, and rich and balanced red wines with great potential for aging. Overall, 2018 is a very good year.
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.