Denominazione di Origine Controllata
The grapes used for this wine mature late and it is necessary for there to be good climatic conditions at the end of the season to realize the potential of these grapes.
The harvesting is manual and the grapes are then immediately destemmed and pressed.
To ensure these characteristics the temperature of the grapes initially reaches 25/28°C and then it is lowered to 18/20°C. The alcoholic fermentation takes 10/12 days and is followed by the malolactic fermentation.
Bardolino is kept in stainless steel vats and remains in contact with its lees, which are regularly stirred until March when the wine is bottled.
It is not too deep in colour but has an intense fruity bouquet, with special nuances of cherry and wild cherry. On the palate it has a persistent peppery, spicy character. It is excellent also at a temperature of 15/16°C and matches well with first courses, white meats and also some seafoods, especially with Baccalà.