The brand bears the name of the family that has been leading the company for three generations. In 1928 Carlo Botter and his wife Maria started a small retail business selling wines in bulk and in demijohns that became an entrepreneurial business model already by the late post-war period, when their sons, Arnaldo and Enzo started exporting bottled wines beyond national borders. At the end of the 90s the third generation – Annalisa, Alessandro and Luca – gave a further entrepreneurial impetus to the company, which led Botter S.p.A. to become a leader in the world of Italian wine.
Put simply a frizzante Prosecco is semi-sparkling wine – the wine is bottled at a lower pressure than fully sparkling wines. Therefore, traditionally, the bottle would be sealed with a normal cork, secured with a bit of string – the Corda or Spago (these both mean string in Italian).
Excellent as an aperitif, it is a perfect accompaniment to horsd’oeuvres and delicate first courses. Also wonderful with fish and shellfish.