Production area: The Bardolino classico region, with vineyards planted on the glacially formed moraine hills in the towns of Lazise and Bardolino, east of Lake Garda.
Grape varieties: Corvina (55%), Rondinella (30%) and Molinara (15%) vinified according to the rosé winemaking method, whereby the must briefly macerates with the grape skins.
Yield: 100 kg of grapes yield 70 litres of wine.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks.
Refining: Approximately 3 months in the bottle.
Alcohol 12.5% vol.
Total acidity 5.5-6‰.
Dry extract 24-25‰.
Sensory impressions: A brilliant coral red wine with strong copper hues, its nose is gracefully reminiscent of fresh herbs, oregano and marjoram, leading on to more fruity notes of raspberry, sour cherry and pomegranate, and a mineral, almost marine finish. The palate is harmonious and pleasant, smooth and mellow at first, then becoming more vibrant, spiced up by a fresh hint of raspberry, and finishing dynamically on long, delightfully bitter citrus notes of chinotto oranges.
Serving temperature: 8-10° C.
Recommended food pairings: An extremely versatile wine, it pairs well with a variety of dishes, from oily fish and vegetable entrées to pasta with tomato and white meat of shellfish sauce; it is perfect with a Caprese salad, the traditional Neapolitan pizza with anchovies, any smoked fish or meat carpaccio and prosciutto and melon salad. Also excellent with paella and any spicy Indian dish, such as curried chicken.
Longevity: Preferably to drink young (within 1 to 2 years).