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Vigna Bottin

www.vignabottin.com.au

34 Clifton Court, McLaren Vale, 5171 (postal)

Cellar Door: Not

Ph: 0414 562 856

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The Vigna Bottin vineyard (photo courtesy: Vigna Bottin)
wine label

The Bottin family, from Treviso in northern Italy, started growing grapes in McLaren Vale in 1970 with mainstream varieties such as Shiraz for commercial wineries.

After a trip by son, Paolo and wife, Maria to Italy in 1998 the focus has switched to Italian varieties such as Barbera, Sangiovese and Vermentino.

They started their own family brand in 2004 and trade under the phrase "Italian Vines, Australian Wines". The 16 ha of vines are grown under organic practices.

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Paolo and Maria Bottin in Melbourne for "21stCenturyVino" in Zinc, Federation Square, May 2015
Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Vigna Bottin Vermentino 2015

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink: 2018

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2017, floral and bright lemon pith, white peach,  green melon and apple with white pepper and ginger nuances, long and minerally palate with briny phenolics (****1/2)

Vigna Bottin Nero d’Avola 2015

Purchased: Not ($35)

Drink: 2020

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2017, early drinking but powerful and medium-full bodied blackberry, date and cherry with liquorice aspects and an amarono twist, drying chalky tannins and fresh acid spine, dark chocolate finish, convincing debut release (****)

Vigna Bottin Barbera 2013

Purchased: Not ($28)

Drink: 2019

(GXY) Tasting: May 2015, another strong release showing silky cranberry, cherry and plum with bright violet florals and sage notes, plump and medium-full bodied with the varietal crunchy acid juiciness, the spicy coffee-cedar oak is well judged (****1/2)

Vigna Bottin Vermentino 2014

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: May 2015, pure and bright but lacks the exceptional length of the highly awarded 2013 release, lemon sherbert, apple and pear with lanolin and ginger notes, some citrus blossom florals, finishes savoury with fine briny phenolics and racy grapefruit acidity (****1/2)

Vigna Bottin Rosato 2014

Purchased: Not ($28)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: May 2015, made from Sangiovese, quite dry and refreshing with delicate cranberry and watermelon flavours with white pepper and garden herb nuances, finishes savoury with fine chalky phenolics (****)

Vigna Bottin Sparkling Vermentino 2013

Purchased: Not ($35)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: May 2015,  made using the methode traditionelle, fresh and flavoursome pear, white peach and lemon with yeast and sea spray notes, a touch broad as expected with the use of non-Burgundian varieties, lively bead, racy grapefruit acidity, a fuller sparkling meant to be drunk after the aperitif (****)

Vigna Bottin Vermentino 2013

Purchased: Not ($24)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2014, Best Other White and Judge Chairperson's Trophy Award at McLaren Vale Wine Show, perfumed floral nose, bright and very pure meyer lemon and green melon with some lanolin notes and a whiff of white pepper, mineraly underpinning with briny phenolic grip and crunchy pink grapefruit acidity, good line and outstanding persistence (*****)

Vigna Bottin Rosato 2013

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink: 2014

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2014, derived from Sangiovese, fragrant and vibrant core of cranberry, tamarillo and watermelon with garden herb notes, glycerolly plumpness on mid-palate and fine chalky tannins on the dry, savoury finish (****1/2)

Vigna Bottin Barbera 2011

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2014, aromatic, pure and silky cherry, dark plums and redcurrant with violet florals and dried herb notes, glycerolly with good medium-full bodied concentration, becomes more savoury down the palate, open knit grainy tannins with good acid balance, coffee-cedar oak, palate structure avoids the blockiness typical with Australian Barberas (****1/2)

Vigna Bottin Sangiovese 2011

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2014, silky mulberry and plums with dried herb, mint and savoury game notes, juicy medium core is infused with dusty tannins, good length with balanced milk chocolate/coffee oak, respectable outcome from the cold vintage (****)

Vigna Bottin Shiraz 2010

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2022+

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2014, velvety and richly flavoured blackberry, dark plums and liquorice with savoury olive edges, medium-full bodied with grainy tannins and spicy French oak, bitter chocolate finish (****)