The Valtellina producer Mamete Prevostini manages the dear Nebbiolo grape in a completely unique way. Often their wines are filled with character in combination with a silky body. Their somewhat rockier Botonero has impressed on me and I have previously written on the blog about two different vintages. Now it's with great curiosity that trying out the vintage of 2016, when it's finally available.
The wine is still very young and shall be assessed accordingly. The scent is filled with familiar Valtellina fruit of ripe cherry and blackberries together with a finishing spiciness and licoricy. The taste is dense with simultaneous elegance. No doubt that the wine is a worthy successor to earlier vintages of Botonero. The mouth is overflowed with a fresh blend of silky cherry aromas, pomegranate, licorice, vanilla and fresh herbs. Botonero 2016 will be a delicious wine in the future, but just now need at least two years in the basement to show its full potential, because the 2016 vintage will be really good. Have a great weekend!