CHIARETTO DI BARDOLINO DOC
A traditional rosé version of Bardolino, made by fermenting at low
temperatures, following brief contact of the must with the skins.
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and Corvinone.
Selected vineyards in the municipalities of Bardolino and Cavaion, in the
central-northeastern DOC area.
ALTITUDE AND ASPECT
The vineyards are located at altitudes between 100 and 150 metres above
sea level and face mainly south-west.
TYPE OF SOIL
Stony, medium-textured morainic soil with gravel. The cool, breezy
climate ensures a balanced production of sound, ripe grapes.
Pergola veronese and Guyot.
The grapes are handpicked towards the end of September.
After soft pressing of intact bunches, the grapes are subjected to cold skin
maceration in the press. Once the desired colour is obtained, the free run
juice is racked and vinified very slowly at a controlled temperature (max
12° C) with cultured yeasts of the production area. This vinification which
leaves bunches whole promotes the intensity of aromas and taste.
Aged in steel, at low temperatures (max. 10 °C) and always protected from
oxidation. The wine is bottled very early (by the end of January) to
preserve its freshness.
Pale pink hue, with an elegant, concentrated nose of white currants and
pomegranates, and delicate hints of morello cherries. Very savoury,
refreshing palate, with good balance and fruit.
3 years in bottle, laid down in a cool, dark place.
Traditional Veneto dishes: fish antipasti,
cold rice with vegetables.
In general: Antipasti, starters and white meats.
ALLERGENS: Contains sulphites.