Say Cin Cin to Bottega S.p.A. at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

BOTTEGA SPA logoBottega S.p.A. is located in Bibano di Godega (TV), in the Prosecco DOC area and a short distance from the vineyards of Collio, Cartizze, Amarone and Picolit.  We are a few km from Conegliano, the capital of grappa. Halfway between Venice (approximately 50 km), capital of art and culture, and the Dolomites, spectacular mountains, that can be spotted on clear days. It is a land full of water courses which create a delightful environment where the rows of vines give way here and there to ancient castles, Venetian style villas and rural houses. The changing of the seasons offers visitors different colours, scents and tastes for every period of the year.

Rosina Zambon Bottega was a strong-willed and enterprising lady, she was born 68 years ago in Arborea in Sardinia (has passed away on December 12 2008), the daughter of Venetian immigrants who had settled on the island in the 1930s.  In the 1960s, her family returned to the Veneto region and Rosina started to work for a distillery in the Conegliano area. Here she met Aldo Bottega who became her husband. Together with a partner, in 1967 they started their entrepreneurial adventure by taking over Distilleria Sartor. Ten years later, in 1977, they founded Distilleria Bottega, giving their name to a business that absorbed them both completely.

In 1983 after the premature death of her husband, Rosina found herself at a crossroads, but she did not lose heart. With courage and hard work, together with her 19-year-old son Sandro, she decided to keep on down the same road, albeit littered with difficulties. Very soon, her younger children Barbara and Stefano also became an integral part of what at the time was a small, family-run firm. All of them together, over the years, have contributed to the firm’s constant and progressive growth, transforming Distilleria Bottega into a sturdy business of outstanding quality and innovation. Between 2009 and 2011 Distilleria Bottega extends its wine production to Valpolicella (Veneto) and Montalcino (Tuscany).

The Wines We Will Pour at the Festival

  • “Il Vino dei Poeti” Prosecco DOC -“Vino dei Poeti” is a prestigious name that evokes the way poets, artists and art lovers raise their glasses to toast the joy of being alive and drink their beloved light, fragrant Italian sparkling wine.  Color and appearance: Brilliant, with a rich and persistent foam and fine perlage Pale straw yellow.  Nose: Fruity, flowery, with scents of acacia flowers, apple, white peach and citrus fruit.  Taste: Fresh, delicate, fragrant and well-balanced
  • Bottega Gold –  Bottega Gold is a Prosecco DOC, obtained by the vinification in white of the Glera grapes, grown in the Valdobbiadene hills. This area is close to the Venetian Prealps and characterized by a climate perfect for this native variety of grape. The vineyards are located on a hilly territory that not only has a landscape of great value but also a long wine-growing tradition. Colour and appearance: Brilliant, with a rich and persistent foam and fine perlage. Pale straw yellow. Nose: Clear, characteristic, fruity and flowery with scents of Golden apple, Williams pear, acacia flowers and lily of the valley. Taste: Quite tasty, harmonious, elegant and fresh.
  • Bottega Rose Gold – Bottega Rose Gold is a pure Pinot Noir sparkling wine. The original packaging characterizes this bottle and makes it a prestigious gift. Colour and appearance: Brilliant. Peach-coloured. Bouquet: Distinctly floral with scent of mixed berries, mainly currants and wild strawberries. Taste: Fresh, with a good acidity, harmonious, delicate and persistent.
  • Ripasso della Valpolicella 2013 – The production process starts with the traditional vinification of Valpolicella Classico. This wine is then fermented once again, along with the residual marcs of Amarone or Recioto and goes through daily pump-overs, so to obtain Ripasso, whose distinctive feature lies in this process of double fermentation. After 1520 days of pump-overs the wine, completely fermented, is decanted and extracted through the racking. The wine is then naturally stabilized, aged in oaks, filtered and bottled. It is put on the market after 2 years. Colour and appearance: Limpid. Intense ruby red with purplish highlights. Nose: Clear, characteristic of raisin, with scents of fresh fruit, marasca cherry,pomegranate.  Taste: Dry, warm, balanced, with a pleasant and persistent aftertaste and light spicy notes.
  • “Il Vino dei Dei” Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 – The grapes are manually harvested in cases and taken directly in the drying room where, at a controlled temperature and ventilation they are left withering from the end of October until February, so that the grapes can eliminate most of their water of constitution. Fermentation occurs at a temperature of 18° C with daily pump-overs so to obtain a very alcoholic and structured wine, which is also rich in extract. It is then left ageing in small oak casks (5-25 hl) for a period of two years. Colour and appearance: Limpid. Intense ruby red with garnet tinges. Nose: Clear, characteristic of raisins with scents of sour cherry, marasca cherry and marmelade. Taste: Dry, warm, velvety, intense and full-bodied, with spicy notes and light tobacco scents.

    Bottega S.p.A. il Vino dei Poeti, Gold, and Rose Gold Proseccos, and Ripasso and Amarone

    Bottega S.p.A. il Vino dei Poeti, Gold Proseccos, and Rose Gold sparkling, and Ripasso and Amarone

We Will Also Be Pouring at these Other Events

Event TASTE ITALIA

  • Bottega Gold
  • Bottega Rose Gold

 Event FESTA ITALIANA AT IL CENTRO

  • Bottega Gold
  • Bottega Rose Gold           
  • Pinot Grigio IGT VenezieColour and appearance: Brilliant. Straw yellow with copper nuances. Nose: Clear, characteristic, fine with delicate fruity scents. Taste: Dry, alcoholic, full and harmonious.
  • Amarone della Valpolicella 2012              

Event SPUMANTE & CO.

  • Bottega Gold                               
  • Bottega Rose Gold

 Event DINE ITALIA

  • Bottega Gold

Seminar / tasting organized by the Consortium:

  • Valpolicella Classico 2014 (tasting) – Colour and appearance: Limpid. Ruby red. Nose: Vinous, pleasant and characteristic. Taste: Dry, smooth and harmonious
  • Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 (tasting)
  • Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Prêt à Porter 2010The distinctive feature of Amarone Prêt-à-Porter is to be aged for a period of 4 years, which makes it very elegant, full-bodied and long-lasting. The renowned American designer Denise Focil has partnered with Bottega to create this luxury and stylish wine. The bottle features a white leather label and is framed in a white leather case embellished with debossed black lettering: a collectible piece that recalls a vintage suitcase. Colour and appearance: Limpid. Ruby red with garnet tinges. Nose: Intense, scents of marasca cherry, plum, vanilla and tobacco, pleasantly ethereal. Taste: Dry, warm, soft, well-structured, with spicy notes and light tobacco scents and a quite persistent aftertaste.
Bottega S.p.A. Pinot Grigio, Valpolicella Classico and Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Prêt à Porter

Bottega S.p.A. Pinot Grigio, Valpolicella Classico and Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Prêt à Porter

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