- Bardolino (wine)
Bardolino is an Italian red wine produced along the chain of
morainichills in the province of Veronato the east of Lake Garda. It takes its name from the town Bardolinoon the shores of Lake Gardaand was awarded " Denominazione di origine controllata" (DOC) status in 1968. The blend of grapes used to produce the wine includes Corvina, Rondinellaand Molinara. Up to 15% of the blend may include Rossignola, Barbera, Sangioveseand/or Garganega. J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 63 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0198609906 ]
Located on the south eastern shores of Lake Garda, the "classico" zone surrounds the towns of Bardolino,
Affi, Cavaion, Costermano, Gardaand Lazise. Beyond the classico zone to the south is flat, fertile plains where Bardoline wine is also produce from high grape yields. About 45% of the production comes from the Bardolino Classico region but unlike its neighboring Vento DOCs-Soave and Valpolicella-there does not seem to be much " terroir" driven quality differences between the wine produced in the classico region and in the greater DOC zone.
Grapes and wine
The three main grapes used to produce Bardolino are also used to produce Valpolicella but the two wines are quite different. This is partly because Bardolino generally contains less Corvina which adds body and structure and more Rondinella which has a relatively neutral flavor profile. Yields in Bardolino also tend to be higher than the 13
tons per hectareofficially prescribed in DOC regulations.
Other versions of Bardolino include a "Superiore" has at least 1 extra percent of
alcoholand must be aged at least a year before being released, a " rosé" known as "Bardolino Chiaretto", a lightly sparkling "frizzante" and a "novello". The Bardolino novello was first produced in the late 1980s in a style that mimics the French wine Beaujolais nouveau.
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