Botter Verso Rosso Salento IGT
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Verso is a full-bodied, luscious wine made with a small percent of raisined grapes. This blend comes from vineyards in Salento (located in the heel of Italy).
Facts About the Wine
Salento IGT Rosso has a Ruby-red colour.
The good late maturation gives the characteristic notes of ripe and dried fruits, such as plums and raisins.
The subsequent slight oak aging gives the pleasant notes of chocolate and spices that make this wine harmonic and balanced, pleasant and mature.
Great wine for roasted meats and with game dishes such as wild boar and deer. Excellent with mature and savory hard cheeses, it is also a good meditation wine.
Rich and dark fruit on the nose with spicy earth. The palate is filled with blackberry, plum with dark cherry, nice oak adding weight with light tannins on the finish.
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The grapes come from selected vineyards in the Salento region, harvested at the beginning of October, to get a level of maturation such to have a high sugar level and good alcohol content.
After the accurate hand harvest, grapes are pressed and the fermentation starts; the skins are left in the must for a long period to extract flavours and the characteristic thick deep red colour.
Traditional red wine vinification at a controlled temperature between 25 and 27°C.
About the Producer
Botter headquarters are a few kilometres from Venice, in Fossalta di Piave, where the Company was founded.
They say that a good wine needs time to reveal its qualities, but it also needs dedication and constant commitment.
It was established in 1928 by wine merchant Carlo Botter a small business selling cask wines from the Veneto region. After the Second World War, Carlo's sons, Arnaldo and Enzo expanded the company and began selling bottled wine. Soon, "Botter" took the leading position in the Italian market and started selling globally.
In 70s, Botter family opened its own production in Motta di Livenza, near Treviso. In 2011, a new distillery in Divichi, specializing in the production of organic products.
Today, the company owns vineyards in the North and the South of Italy, Sicily, Veneto and Puglia. Wines from Botte regularly receive prestigious awards, notably the gold medal Gilbert& Gailard, Vinalies Internationales, China Wine & Spirits Awards, Concurs Mondial de Bruxelles, Berliner wine Trophy and Mundus Vini.
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Written by Taste - True Italian Taste Project