Bardolino DOC Classico is one of the best-known wines of Italian viniculture both in Italy and abroad, and is light and very pleasant. The main advantage of Bardolino is its marked drinkability: with a light colour and structure, it offers an intense bouquet of fruit and effortlessly satisfies the palate. Given the fresh, dry and lively flavor and the delicate scent of red fruits, it is fantastic paired with risottos and packaged pasta with light sauces, as well as with white meats. Also very popular with pizza!
Grapes: 65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Alcohol content: 12,5% vol.
The vineyard: Located in the Bardolino Classico area on the hills around the southeastern part of Lake Garda. From 100 to 250 metres above sea level with soils of a morainic and fluvial-glacial nature. Grassy vineyard. Training system: single-sided pergola and row . Age of producing vines: from 15 to 25 years. Load of buds per vinestock: from 8 to 20. Planting density: 3,000/4,000 vines per hectare. Average yield per hectare: 84 hl.
Production: Harvest: between the end of September and the beginning of October, exclusively hand-picked. Winemaking: crushing with de-stemming of the grapes. Fermentation temperature from 25 to 28°C. Maceration for seven days with 20 minutes of punching-down three times a day. Conservation in steel vats. Complete malolactic fermentation. Stabilisation: natural.
Pairings: It pairs very well with risottos and packaged pasta with light sauces. It is also pleasant with meats, especially white meats. Excellent with pizza.
Serving temperature: 14/16°C.