Name Bardolino Chiaretto
Grape varieties 65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese
Location South-east of Lake Garda. limestone soil.
Harvest End of September for Rondinella and Sangiovese; the beginning of October for Corvina
Vinification Manual harvesting followed by traditional white wine vinification, but with a brief cold maceration on the skins for 24 hours. This is followed by the separation of the free-run juice (20% of the total) and settling of the must, and then by a long fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
Characteristics A dry rosé wine. A vivid yet delicate cherry-blossom pink. Delicate scents of berry fruits (raspberries, redcurrants) and wild flowers, accompanied by light and refreshing hints of chlorophyll and green apples and by subtle spicy tones (cinnamon, cloves, vanilla) On the palate the Chiaretto reveals its juicy sensations of red berry fruits to the full, along with an appealing and refreshing youthful acidity
Pairings Excellent with Italian hors d’oeuvres such as prosciutto with melon or figs, sliced cold cuts, rice and pasta dishes in general, fish and vegetable tempura, white meats and fish dishes in general
Ideal serving temperature 10-11°C.
Alcoholic strength 12,5%