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Bardolino DOC Classico

Production area
The Bardolino classico region, with vineyards planted on the glacially formed moraine hills.

Grape varieties
Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

About 70 hl/ha.

Destemming and pressing of the grapes.
Maceration: about 7 days in stainless steel tanks.
Malolactic fermentation in autumn.

In stainless steel tanks.
About 3 months in the bottle.

Wine analysis
Alcohol: 12,5% vol.
Total acidit:y 5,5 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l

Sensory impressions
A gracefully intense ruby red colour with violet undertones, it has an inebriating, vinous nose redolent of black cherries and raspberry, followed by hints of liquorice roots: a very pleasant personality! The palate is delightfully supple, supported by an extremely fine texture of still faintly pungent tannins: the pleasantly bitter note that grows in the mouth and becomes quite clear at the finish has a delicate note of quinine. Overall, a crisp, juicy wine, fresh and persistent.

Serving temperature
14-16° C.

Recommended food pairings
Superb with fresh pasta with mushroom and white meat sauce, or pasta e fagioli soup. After a brief period of cellaring, it also goes well with roast and stewed poultry. When very young and well chilled (14° C), it is perfect with dishes featuring fresh-water, oily fish, such as grilled eel and risotto with tench. It is usually paired with one of the most renowned specialities of this region, namely polenta and baccalà (stockfish). A more unconventional but equally pleasing match is that with fish or vegetable couscous.

About 2 years.