BARDOLINO DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA CLASSICO
Denomination: Bardolino Classico d.o.c.
Type of wine: dry red
Production zone: 15 hectares in the south-facing morainic hills at Cavaion Veronese, in the hinterland of Lake Garda, at the heart of the historic Bardolino Classico zone
Type of soil: clay mixed with limestone, typical of the morainic hills deposited by the glaciers that formed the area of Lake Garda Grapes: Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%, Corvinone 10%
Harvest period: end of September-beginning of October Vini cation: obtained by the traditional method of maceration and fermentation on the skins for 10 days at controlled temperatures (between 22° and 25°C).
Maturation: for 12 months in large oak casks and then spends a fur- ther period in bottle prior to release
Colour: bright ruby red with garnet reflection
Nose: delicately fruity and fragrant, with notes of spices, cherries, straw- berries, raspberries, redcurrants
Flavour: dry yet rounded, and characterized by the same sensations of succulent red fruits and berries that are to be found on the nose. It is spicy, with balance, freshness and a very easy-drinking style
Serving suggestions: an extremely versatile wine, it can be drunk throughout a typical Italian meal: with assorted hors d’oeuvres, pasta in sauce, risotto, ravioli, pasta and bean or other pulse-based soups, grilled or stewed white meats or boiled meats in general. Also try it - rather cool – with stewed sh or polenta and baccalà (dried salted cod) Note: it reaches its highest expression in the second year of the age
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Serving temperature: 15°/18°C