LA FIERA   Abruzzo, Apulia, Piemonte, and Veneto  -  ITALY

Since 1928, the Botter family has been producing wines under environmentally friendly policies and with innovative production techniques and technologies. Today, the company is managed by the family's third generation and specializes in wines of the Veneto. They have the following certifications: VISION 2000, ISO 14.001, BRC and IFS.

The origins of the carousel featured on the label originate from medieval riding fairs in the north of Italy. These elaborate equestrian ballets took place in royal courts and featured lavishly decorated horses and highly skilled riders performing synchronzed formations. Popularity led builders to replicate them by designing rotating platforms with mounted wooden horses for children to ride. The carousel has been the centerpiece of La Fiera, The Fair, for centuries.

Veneto is a region in Italy which leads in the production and commerce of classified wine. Throughout the region the recent emphasis is on white wines and is ideally suited for the Pinot Grigio grape, where the particular composition of the hilly soil, the exposition to sun, the frequent rains and the constantly mild temperature between April and October combine to provide the best conditions.

La Fiera Pinot Grigio is a delightfully fresh and crisp wine. It is both floral and fruity, expressing ripe peach and apple flavors with a subtle mineral finish, perfect to drink as an aperitif or with salads, grilled chicken and seafood.

Puglia is a region in southeastern Italy that forms the "heel of the boot”. It is situated along bodies of water on most of its borders, including the Adriatic Sea to the East. Known as the least mountainous region in Italy, Puglia is mainly covered by broad plains and low-lying hills. It is a hot and dry climate with few rivers, but an abundance of ground water reserves formed from rain permeating the limestone soils allows for excellent viticulture.

La Fiera Moscato is a soft white wine with flavors of apricot and peach in its fruity bouquet. The palate is sweet and crisp with a hint of spritz.

Home of some of Italy’s (and the world’s) finest wines, Piedmonte is also famous for a variety of sweeter, frizzante and spumante wines. Though it is best know for Moscato d’Asti, a red wine that is similarly sweet and sparkling is made from the Friesa grape in the same region.

La Fiera Rosso Dolce has a ruby red color with pink reflections. The bouquet is aromatic and fragrant with pleasant notes of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. The palate is delicately sweet, fruity and fresh with slight effervescence.

Heading due east from Rome lays the region of Abruzzo. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo was designated as a DOC in 1968. It covers most of Abruzzo ranging from Molise in the south, the Marche in the north and inland against the Apennines Mountains. The wines are at least 85% Montepulciano (with Sangiovese permitted). In parts of the Abruzzi, most notably in the low hills of the northern province of Teramo, Montepulciano becomes a red of irresistible character; full-bodied, even robust, with a capacity to age but with such supple smoothness that it can be eminently drinkable even when young.

La Fiera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a full-bodied red wine with violet highlights and a fruity bouquet. The palate boasts dark berry fruit and spice best paired with tomato-based pastas, pizza and roasted poultry.