Name: Bottazzi Lorenzo Address: Strada Monterosso, 56 - Stazzano (AL) Web Site: https://www.lorenzobottazziwines.com/
Viticulture began back in 1500, where the current land was first farmed by friars, creating a legacy which the Bottazzi family adopted and carried out through four generations. The estate was built back in 1650. It has been a monastery where priests lived for a long time. In the early 1990s the Bottazzi family uprooted almost all the 70 hectares vineyards and replanted new ones on a smaller surface in order limit production, control all processes from vine to bottle, guarantee the highest quality and be able to offer wines with both a sense of varietal and a sense of place.
Azienda Monterosso is located in the Piemont region. The vineyards are part of the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) Hills of Tortona, at an average of 280 meters above sea level. There are currently 10 ha of vineyards planted. Average summer temperatures and rainfall are very similar to those of Bordeaux. However, overall, the climate is Mediterranean, with an extended summer and autumn enabling the grape varieties to achieve perfect ripeness.
Generally, summers are hot and winters are cold. The Apennines protect the area from storms and cold air currents arriving from the sea, while the warmer Mediterranean air tempers the colder air coming from the Alps.
Our vineyards are located only uphill with South exposure that guarantee a perfect ripening of grapes even in the most difficult vintages . the soil is a blend of clay, gypsum, slate and pebbles, which provide our wines both power and elegance.