2016

Cavalchina Bardolino

Italy, Veneto

This wine is made with the same grape varieties as Valpolicella, but crucially it’s the delightful cherry aromatics and general ‘glugability’ that is the main focus with a persistent peppery, spicy character. If the sun shines stick it in the fridge and enjoy!”

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£11.50

MWS: 96

SKU: 1063. Categories: , .

Origin

Bardolino is produced in the province of Verona to the east of Lake Garda. It takes its name from the town Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda and was awarded Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) status in 1968. The area has long been defined by its quality grape production, also classified by the ruling Hapsburg authorities back in 1848.

Grape Variety

60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella and 10% Molinara.

Fermented at relatively coolish (for a red wine) 22°C for about 10 days to retain the aromatics of the fruit. Followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is kept in stainless steel vats and bottled in the March following the vintage.

Alcohol Percentage

12% abv

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 12 months.

Producer

The Azienda Agricola Cavalchina was created in the early 1900s with the purchase of the first vineyards. The estate originally included a distillery, in use until 1967 with the addition of wine cellars. Brothers Luciano and Franco Piona work tirelessly in the vineyard and winery to ensure the wines meet their exacting standards.

Food Match

Serve at cellar temperature or lightly chilled. Ideal with antipasti, grilled tuna or BBQ'd fennel sausages.

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