A passionate wine-producer conveys his own character to his wines, so much so that whilst tasting, it becomes easy to recognize the personality of who produced them. I can clearly recognize in the Bossotti family the link between the wines and their personality: tidy, discreet, honest, coherent, but also with an excellent aesthetic sense and a love for simple but true human relationships. I met Vincenzo and Giovanna in 2001 and since then we have been collaborating for the production of their wines. At the time, their children Chiara, Carlo and Cristina, were very young, but now they are adults and also busy in the running of the winery on all fronts: from the cultivation of the vines to marketing the wine.
The winery is in Cisterna d’Asti, a small village that is 375 metres a.s.l, in the province of Asti on the border of the province of Cuneo. The vineyards are pruned the ‘Guyot’ way and cover a surface of about 8 hectares, all grown on ideal steep hills with traditional varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Arneis and the indigenous grape Croatina.
The vineyards’ soil is mostly made up of sandstone, sedimentary rocks of marine origin mixed with limestone, clay and obviously sand, which result in a soft permeable soil. Doc. Nicola Argamante takes care of the technical development regarding the running of the vineyards in a traditional manner, using agro-medicines that have low impact on the environment.
Mario Redoglia, oenologist