Estate: The Botter family has been producing wines under environmentally friendly practices since 1928. Today, the company is managed by the family’s third generation and specializes in wines of the Veneto region of northern Italy. With its association with fairs, the carousel has been the symbol of the Botter family for centuries. The name La Fiera, translates to “The Fair” and refers to the medieval riding fairs in northern Italy. Fairs took place in royal courts and featured lavishly decorated horses and highly skilled riders performing synchronized formations. The carousal with its wooden horses on a rotating platform was developed to replicate the riders at these fairs.
Winemaking: Due to the higher than normal diurnal temperatures of the 2015 growing season, the wine shows a delicate aromatic profile.
Tasting Notes: Red violet in colour with floral aromas laced with cherry, plum, strawberry and summer woods. Morello cherry, cranberry and crushed white peppercorn are accented by floral notes in the medium to full body. Baked cherry and pink pepper infuse the lengthy finish. Dry tannins and good acidity make this a fantastic paring with a wide variety of dishes.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Best with tomato-based pastas, pizza and roasted poultry.
Enjoy at 65-68°F [18-20°C]
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Bottled by Casa Vinicola Botter Carlo & C.S.P.A
$8 [average price]
Rated 84 points by Wine Enthusiast, and a “Best Buy”
Sample submitted for review purpose.