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Botter, Gran Passione Rosso 2019
Merlot 60%, Corvina 40%
Vibrant purple colour, rich luscious nose full of sweet ripe dark cherry, plum, vanilla and christmas spice. Rich and velvety, with lots of juicy fruit. Very easy drinking.
The grapes come from selected vineyards harvested at the beginning of October, to allow the grapes to have increased maturation. Before picking, the vines' cordons are cut, but the grapes are left on the vines, and for up to 15 days the grapes begin to dry naturally on the vine (Appassimento on vine). The grapes are then carefully hand harvested before being pressed. After fermentation the wine is aged in oak for 3-4 months.
The Botter story began in the early 1900s and is one of continuing success. Carlo Botter, a farmer by origin, left the fields and began to act as broker of wines. He would send his casks of wines to the best inns in Venice and the zone around the Piave, navigating by the internal canals of the area. He began to construct cellars of his own and to buy the best lands available. By the 1950s they were exporting to regions outside of the Veneto and by the 1960s they began exporting their own wines to other European countries. Producing a fantastic selection of wines including a Pinot Grigio from the La di Motte farming complex where modern production facilities and vinification techniques are employed together with an exceptional microclimate yielding fruit of premium quality. Casa Vinicola Botter is an exclusively family run business and it functions with a Swiss efficiency and Italian soul.