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Efterår i Scanzorosciate, Lombardia
Region: Lombardia
Wine:

Botticino DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 11.5%
Storage potential: 4 years

Botticino DOC is quite a small zone that lies east of Brecia and consists of the cities Botticino and Rezzano. They make a red wine here based on the grapes, Barbera ((30-100%), Schiava Gentile and/or Grigia (10-100%), Marzemino, known locally as Berzemino (20-100%) and finally, Sangiovese (10-100%).

This clear, garnet red wine became a DOC in 1968, and the grape composition produces a warm and slightly acidic wine. The aroma is intense and vinous, the taste dry, balanced and, as stated, with a certain hint of tannins. After 3-4 years, it develops a degree of finesse.

Botticino is often compared to Cellatica, and a bit of talent is required in order to taste the difference. Botticino is believed to last longer, perhaps due to the slightly warmer climate here.

The minimum alcohol concentration is 11.5%.

There is also a Botticino Riserva, which is more garnet. This type is ample and slightly ethereal in the aroma. The taste is ample, smooth and quite interesting with hints of wood.

Mandatory aging for the Riserva is 2 years starting on November 1 of the harvest year.

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