From 2013 all our wine are certified Organic
The supervisory body who have to guarantee the quality of our operate is I.C.E.A. (Italian institute for ethical and environmental certifications)
Towards the end of the summer, we are preparing to raise the fruits of our work. The production is sometimes stingy, sometimes abundant, but always of A-grade quality.
The harvest, made when the grapes reach the right ratio between sugars and acidity, is done strictly by hand.
The grapes are first collected in buckets or boxes, then put into bins from fruit and crushed within a few hours, so unwanted fermentations, that would adversely affect the quality of the wine, cannot begin.
Normally the first to be harvested are the White "Foxi" and the Rosè "Cocai", the first days of September, after a couple of weeks follow the earliest Lambrusco as the Ruberti and finally the first of October the later varieties of Lambrusco such as Salamino or Maestri.
But once the bunches have been collected, the second part of the story begins.
In the cellar, the natural landing place for the grapes, skilled hands follow the winemaking process, limiting themselves to accompanying the evolution of our Lambruscos without interfering too much.
This is how the Lambrusco Fondo Bozzole born
I nostri "Segreti"
The wise winemakers of the past said that "wine is made in the vineyard". We started from this premise, to have the best possible raw material: we began to reduce yields per hectare and per plant, modernized the plants already present for a more effective defense, embarked on the path of organic agriculture and other small secrets, that secrets are not ...
In the areas of Lambrusco, the D.O.P. allows very abundant productions, close to the 17 tons per hectare. However, looking at the better vineries that our country can offer, we noticed that the quantity of grapes to obtain harmonious and structured wines was dramatically less than that. With a little courage we applied the "rule" and it was worth it!
For Foxi and Cocai we use a soft press (it has the purpose of separating the must from the marc) which allows to obtain the juice collection of the middle area of the grape, richer in sugars (first press wine) and perfumes. And it feels!
Sulphites are naturally produced by the wine itself and they preserve it. In fact, the labels speak of "adding sulphites" because a part is already present. They are limited by law and the Organic specification further limits its use. With A+ quality grapes, we are able to halve the allowed quantity (40mg / l).
Lambrusco has traditionally always been a cuvée, so an assemble of more grape varieties, but essentially more to correct defects (such as lacking color) rather than as a personal recipe. Having an excellent raw material arrangement and curiosity, we vinify each grape variety independently.
Appearance is important too! :-)
We asked to Alessandro Sanna, one of the most known illustrator of Mantua, to give a face to our wines. An artistic face that represents us and our product. We love its recognizable trait and style among a thousand, just like our Lambrusco!
Fondo Bozzole Style
"This is not a Lambrusco, it is a wine!"
When we started, it was the first comment. However, we want that Lambrusco having the reputation of quality wine it deserve, which is obtained only by working well. And this we have done! For us, for the territory and for the wine that has accompanied us for centuries.