Tenuta la Vigna
THE BOTTI FAMILY
The Botti family has been present on Montenetto since 1870, creating and developing a very strong bond over the years with agriculture and in particular with the vineyard.
This love was strengthened in the early twentieth century, when Giuseppe Botti bought new vineyards from the land belonging to a noble family of Brescia, bringing the property to 10 hectares.
THE COMPANY’S DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES
The development of the company continued in the 1920s with Marco Botti, who established a fertilizer factory and a warehouse for grains, culminating in the 1950s with the creation of a distillery. These were very exciting years, in which the agricultural courses organized by our family became particularly famous, in particular those on vine pruning and on grafting.
A pioneering spirit, Ugo strongly believed in the potential of Montenetto and was one of the pioneers of Capriano del Colle DOC in 1981, strongly encouraging, in the following years, the foundation of the Capriano del Colle DOC Consortium, today known as Consorzio Vini Montenetto, with the intention of creating a collaborative network with other producers.
TENUTA LA VIGNA
After Giuseppe and Marco, Ugo Botti, the third generation of winemakers, established Tenuta la Vigna in 1982, personally overseeing the renovation of the winery and of the ancient vineyards, respecting time and seasons.
BRUT TRADITIONAL METHOD
In the new winery he had recently founded, Ugo started producing all the Red and White DOC wines and in 1986 he started his project ``Bollicine`` Brut Traditional Method with Chardonnay grapes and a small percentage of Trebbiano. Over the years, this project was consolidated by the planting of Chardonnay clones, particularly suited for making sparkling wine, completely omitting Trebbiano.
Ugo was soon joined by his daughter Anna, who gave impetus to the winery by introducing the right degree of modernity in an increasingly complex and technologically advanced evolutionary process. This is essential so that modern agriculture can face the major challenge represented by the sector’s energy sustainability.
LONGOBARD HILLS WINE ROAD ASSOCIATION
In 2002 Tenuta La Vigna joined and supported the foundation of the Associazione Strada del Vino dei Colli Longobardi (Longobard Hills Wine Road Association), to develop the production of food and wine in the context of tourism.
THE BEST OF ITSELF
Tenuta La Vigna, by putting its determination to make a wine that can always show the best of itself at the centre of its work, protects the heritage it has received in inheritance. This heritage will be handed down to the fifth and new generation, together with the dream of great-great-grandfather Giuseppe.