CELLAR

"A good wine is like a good movie: lasts a moment and leaves you in the mouth a taste of glory, is new in every sip and, as with movies, born and reborn in each taster" 
 
Federico Fellini

Angelica Bottari wine estate rises on Abruzzo hills in the historic town of Vasto, set within walled grounds of a 1720s building, known as Villino Bottari. The 16 hectares vineyard is ideally placed at 200 metres altitude and three km from the sea.

 

Bottari vineyard produces wine since 1890, when Francesco Paolo Bottari started the wine cultivation activity by cultivating the first 5 hectares of grapevine plantations in quarter Sant'Onofrio nearby Vasto. In 1920s his son Michele increases the wine production by expanding the vineyard plantings to 28 hectares. In 1960s the vineyard was split between Michele's sons: Francesco Paolo, Giuseppe and Carlo.In 2002 Carlo's daughter, Angelica, with her family, succeeds the conduct making a turning point for the 120 hectares property.

 

Most of the 16 hectares of the plantations of grapevines are reserved for the production of the Montepulciano D'Abruzzo and its cultivation techniques have been subject of a particular research and selection which leaded to their renovation.

 

"Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Bottari", the signature wine of the vineyard, and "Montepulciano D'Abruzzo S. Onofrio", the second wine produced, are obtained by these plants.

 

The cultivation and vinification of Merlot, Aglianico, Sangiovese and Chardonnay grapes, from which the "Chiccalé" wine is extracted, has been added to the traditional grape variety from Abruzzo.

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