Italian Wines: Bonotto delle Tezze

Passion, Tradition, and Innovation are the three principles encapsulated in every single bottle they make. Since the 1400’s, the Bonotto family has lived in the village of Tezze located at the foothills of the Dolomites on the banks of the Piave River. The town of Conegliano is just a short distance away, which hosts the oldest oenological school in the world, giving testament to the area’s rich winemaking history. Although the wines from this region were already well known before Roman times, the area has benefited over the last 1000 years from European viticulture that was developed by the medieval monasteries. Later, these wines were mainly made for the Nobility of the Venetian Republic and were used as trade goods.

During this period, the Bonotto family started raising cattle and trading in grain, gradually moving to cultivating grapes and making wine in the 1600s with the first wines being bottled and sold commercially during the 1800s. The winery is currently run by oenologist Antonio Bonotto, a graduate of the University of Padua, and its main premises are located in an early 18th century Venetian villa and includes a granary used to dry the grapes for their Passito. Alongside the granary are more recent buildings that house a state of the art production and cellaring facilities.

The vineyards are located along the Piave River, where they benefit not only from the cool breezes that come down from Dolomites, but also from the rich mineral waters of the River. The combination ensures that the wines reflect the terroir and climate of the region. The wines are made using the best practices: both the traditional techniques and the latest technological advances. Their wines truly come from the heart and the passion that we have for our vineyards, grapes, culture, and history.

  • Pinot Grigio

    The Pinot Grigio IGT has a bouquet of tropical fruits with hints of pineapple and lemon. On the palate, it shows that fruit balanced with minerality and shows a clean, crisp finish yielding hints of pear. Best served with poultry cooked with garlic, pasta with clams, fish dishes.

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    • Prosecco Frizzante

      This lovely Prosecco comes from the hills of Collalbrigo near Conegliano in Provincia di Treviso, with mainly clay soil. The difference in temperature between night and day are fundamental in the growth cycle of these grapes for the development of their balance and their specific aromas. The wine has a bouquet of fresh cut bread, tropical fruit, and lemon. Best served as an aperitif, with appetizers, fresh fruit platters as well as pan-fried fish. Frizzante Proseccos are made with half the pressure, with the bubbles being finer.

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      • Manzoni Moscato Spumante Rose

        This is an unusual wine is made from a grape created by Professor and Oenologist Luigi Manzoni of the Conegliano School of Oenology in the 1930’s. Manzoni Moscato was made by grafting together the Raboso del Piave grape with Muscato di Amburgo. The designation 13.0.25 refers to the row.vine.vineyard where these grapes were created. The result is amazing and Bonotto Delle Tezze is one of only 8 wineries in all of Italy to produce this unique sparkler. Not sweet like a regular Moscato Spumante, it shows aromas of fresh fruits: raspberries, mandarin orange, watermelon, as well as rose petals. On the palate it expresses those fruits very well with nice, mouth-filling fruity roundness on the palate, yet finishes dry with a long, lingering finish from the vibrancy of the fruit components and the minerality. Not to be missed. Best served as aperitif with hors d’oeuvres that have fruit/salty combinations, fruity desserts or just by itself. A memorable wine that you could drink everyday.

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