Eight years ago, Franco Vignazia realised South Africa was a growing market for top-qualityItalian Prosecco, sparkling wines and spirits, and began importing them from Bottega.
Three generations of the Bottega family have produced some of Italy’s finest and most sought-after wines and spirits; their enterprise is situated in the heartland of Prosecco country at Bibano di Godega, near Venice.
Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine made predominantly of the Glera grape cultivar. It cannot be called a Prosecco if it is not made with the Glera (Prosecco) grape. Like Champagne and Port, the name Prosecco also enjoys geographic protection under law – its production is limited to the premier winemaking region of DOC Prosecco in north east Italy. Some of the earliest records of the wine date to the 16th century.
A new entrant into the South African market, the Bottega Millesimato Brut is a delightful light sparkling wine made from the Glera (Prosecco) grapes. It competes easily with local bubblies from a pricing perspective, but introduces the drinker to the international world of Prosecco.
The Recommended Retail Price of the Bottega Millesimato Brut is R99.95. Bottega products imported by Profumi D’Italia are available at leading retailers nationwide, including the liquor divisions of Pick n Pay, Checkers, Spar, Ultra Liquor Stores, Makro, Picardi, Blue Bottle and Liquor City. For further product information visit www.bottegasa.co.za.