Rosina Zambon was a strong-willed and enterprising lady, she was born in Arborea in Sardinia, the daughter of Venetian immigrants who had settled on the island in the 1930's following the land reclamation projects of the Facist era. In the 1960's, the 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 business 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.
With the Alexander and Bottega brands, Rosina Zambon Bottega, known to most as Rosy, helped introduce grappa to various celebrities around the world to help build trends and influence consumer habits. This has worked very well for the business and their products are now known globally for their distinctive presentation and top reputation.
Chianti Classico, Acino d'Oro, Bottega, 2014
The Chianti Classico Bottega Acino d'Oro is born in vineyards located in the historical area of Tuscany, Italy. It is made with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, harvested only by hand. After crushing, the fermentation takes place with maceration in wooden vats at a controlled temperature for about 15 days. What follows is a period of ageing in oak barrels for 3-4 months. This fine Chianti Classico has aromas of fruit and spices with a fresh and dry, balanced and slightly tannic palate.
Pairs well with red meats, cured meats and seasoned cheeses.Learn More
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Vino dei Poeti, Bottega, 2016
Rosso di Montalcino shares the reputation of the famous Brunello and belongs to the circle of the well-known red wines from Tuscany. The grapes are manually harvested and pressed with elimination of stalks. Fermentation takes place in wooden vats at a controlled temperature with maceration that lasts 15 days and daily pump-overs. The wine is then naturally cold stabilized and aged for less than one year in wooden casks. It is a fine wine and is very rich in resveratrol, which is a very strong antioxidantLearn More£24.95Out of stock.
Mirtillo and Grappa Liqueur
Born in the Italian Alps grappa infused with blueberries is an tradition that Distilleria Bottega has revived by introducing their best grappa to fresh alpine blueberries. The result is a delicious liqueur with the scent of wild blueberries and a fresh, lively balanced taste. It’s perfect to drink on the rocks or use it to decorate ice creams and sorbets.Learn More£25.50Out of stock.
Brunello di Montalcino, Vino dei Poeti, Bottega, 2013
Brunello di Montalcino is the most prestigious Italian wine, well-known all over the world. Exclusively made with Sangiovese grapes it is intense and full-bodied. These are picked in the Montalcino area from the end of September to mid October. The juice is fermented along with the grape skins from two to three weeks in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 4 years, of which 2 and a half are in oak barrels. Bottega's Brunello is robust, savoury and velvety with a nose of red fruit, vanilla and spices.
Gold Medal Winner: Gilbert & Gaillard 92/100 (2011 vintage) Beautiful deep colour with amber highlights. Racy nose of mild spices, coffee and herbs with Havana wood in the background. Velvety, robust, powerful palate that is nice and lively and reveals great aromatic drive and structure. Beautiful.
"A lifted, heady nose of black cherry and spicy oak flows onto a firm and juicy palate, with elegant herbal, bitter cherry notes. Attractive, if at present a little dominated by the oak. 90 points, drink 2020-27" Decanter Magazine Brunello Panel Tasting Nov 2017. (2012 vintage)£39.50