Bardolino Classico, 'Chiaretto' Lenotti Estate, 2018
This Rosé or 'Chiaretto' as it is known locally, is sourced from the Eastern shores of Lake Garda and is light, crisp and beautifully refreshing. Chiaretto is based on the same grapes as Bardolino. During vinification, the juice is allowed to macerate briefly on the skins which releases a small amount of pigment and aromatic compounds. Lenotti have created a wonderful example here that has fruity delicate aromas of peach blossom and a dry pleasant finish.
Gold Medal winner - Palio del Chiaretto (2017 vintage)
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|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.0%|
|Style||Rosé - Dry & fruity|
|Grape Type(s)||Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara|
According to an eonological map dated 1906, the name Lenotti was already known for the production of Bardolino classico. At that time the cantine sold wines exclusively in butts or demijohns. In the following years up to 1968 the farm constantly increased its production of high-quality wines, by making wine from local grapes and supplying the numerous bottlers of the neighbourhood. Since 1968, the farm has been bottling and selling its wines directly.
Currently the cantine is run by the Lenotti family. All its members are involved in the running of the business: parents - Giancarlo (oenologist , production manager and facilities supervisor), Marina (sales manager for the home market), and their son Claudio (export manager).
At home on the banks of Lake Garda in the heart of the hilly area of Bardolino which is particularly well suited to the growing of vines. From its 100 plus ha of specialised vineyards, Lenotti produce a wide range of regional wines and pride themselves on the quality of their products.
One of Italy’s largest wine regions, the Veneto benefits from a range of climates and terrain – it borders the Austrian alps to the north before the hot central plains give way to the Adriatic coast - and produces one of the biggest outputs of DOC wines in the country. Soave, Valpolicella, and Amarone are among the best sellers, and the Veneto holds a high reputation for its Pinot Grigio too. Veneto is also home of Prosecco – the ever popular sparkling wine that has seen sales beat that of Champagne in recent years. A rich and exciting region to explore through your glass in the comfort of your own home.
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