Interview with Guglielmo Pasqualin winemaker at Bottega S.p.A.
After his High-School Diploma at Scuola Enologica di Conegliano, Guglielmo applied his inner love to the world of wine. A great connoisseur of the region of Marca Trevigiana, he has an infallible sense for quality in the winery. His vast experience and his management skills make him a complete professional.
Q: How did you start your career in wine making?
A: I started by providing technical assistance in vineyards in the province of Treviso and followed the vinification and processing of wines in a winery in the province of Verona.
Q: What is your favourite wine that you have made and why?
A: Prosecco DOCG Rive because it is a complex, elegant and sapid sparkling wine that brings out the vocation and characteristics of the hills from which the grapes come.
Q: What makes a good vintage?
A: The interaction of climate with the wine-growing ecosystem and cultivation technique.
Q: Which is your favourite varietal to work with and why?
A: Glera because it is a vine that expresses a territory, as it manages to bring out the characteristics and peculiarities of the different microclimates in an extraordinary way.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing wine makers today?
A: Facing the consequences of climate change on vine cultivation and maintaining the identity of wines.
Q: In your opinion which is the best wine making country in the world and why?
A: Italy because it has a heritage of vines and wine-growing areas that is unique in the world.
Q: Which lesser known varietals would you recommend customers to try?
A: Incroci Manzoni, mainly Manzoni Moscato 6-013. It is a niche production, as the amazing sweet rosé sparkling wine contained in Il Vino dell’Amore Petalo Manzoni Moscato.
Q: If you could drink just one wine what would it be?
A: Prosecco Spumante because it is a very versatile wine that is suitable for many occasions.
Q: Who do you most admire in the wine trade and why?
A: Sandro Bottega because I have directly had the opportunity to appreciate his ability to make his wines known in all parts of the world.
Q: What is the best food/wine pairing with one of your wines?
A: Prosecco Spumante with raw shellfish (oysters, truffles, sea nuts/seafood)
A big thank you to Guglielmo for taking the time to answer my questions. You can find many Bottega wines available on our website. If would like to find out more about Bottega and it's wines please visit their website: https://www.bottegaspa.com