A CREAM IMPORT SELECTION
Country of Origin: Italy
People: The Botter Family, Owners & Winemakers
|Caleo 2016 Pinot Grigio, delle Venezie IGT||Login||—||In Stock|
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Caleo is a recent endeavor of the Botter family, a wine story that began in the early 1900's and is one of continuing success. Carlo Botter, a farmer by origin, left the fields of Veneto and began to broker wines. He sent his casks to the best inns in Venice and the zone around the Piave, traveling on the canals of the area. With the money he made, he began to construct a cellars of his own and to buy the best lands available. By the 1950's the Botters were exporting to regions outside of the Veneto and by the 1960's they began exporting their own wines to other European countries. They have since expanded their production to include wines from Puglia, Abruzzi, and Sicily.
Part of the production is from their own lands which mainly lie on the alluvial rich soil at the confines of the Veneto and Friuli, other is furnished by growers who have worked with the Botter family for years and is basically an extension of their own vineyards.
The Botter family has expanded into the foreign markets slowly making sure that they could handle production requests and maintain quality levels before proceeding on to the next market. This cautiousness has earned them the reputation of being reliable and quality-orientated. There is nothing cold or factory-like about the Botters, though. They are enthusiastic, curious and warm. Botter is a family-run business that functions with a Swiss efficiency and Italian soul.