Cantine Lenotti

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.

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  1. Bianco del Veneto 'Colle dei Tigli', Lenotti Estate, 2017
    Rating:
    80% of 100

    Dry white wine, with a complex structure and full-bodied, fruity aroma. Made on an ancient hill (Colle) covered with lime trees (Tigli), 300m high on the eastern shores of Lake Garda. Highly recommended!

    Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2017 vintage)

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  2. Soave Classico, Lenotti Estate, 2018

    Light straw in colour with hints of vine and cherry flowers on the nose. The perfect accompaniment to a good quality sea food from this top producer on the shore of Lake Garda.

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  3. Bardolino Classico Lenotti Estate, 2017
    Rating:
    80% of 100

    Produced from the Corvina and Rondinella grapes which are grown on the East side of Lake Garda. A clear ruby red colour with a delicate aroma, fragrant and mellow, with a dry, pleasant taste.

    Gold Medal: Concorso Enologico Bardolino 2017 (2016 vintage)

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  4. 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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  5. Colle Forte, Lenotti Estate, 2017
    Rating:
    100% of 100

    Colle Forte is made with a Sangiovese - Merlot blend of grapes and is rich and well structured. With an aroma reminisant of forest fruits it is a full bodied and yet soft wine. An ideal companion with sweet meats, cheeses, and grilled fish.

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  6. Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie, Lenotti Estate, 2018

    From the valleys to the north of Lake Garda and made using traditional methods. Light straw yellow in colour with a delicate and fine bouquet. This wine is best drunk young and has a dry, intense and aromatic taste.

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  7. Valpolicella DOC Classico, Lenotti Estate, 2017
    Rating:
    80% of 100

    Cantine Lenotti have produced a fine Valpolicella DOC Classico which is the result of the best quality Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes, grown in the classic area of Valpolicella, north of Verona.

    Dry, full-bodied and intense red wine boasting a bouquet with a hint of almonds. Velvety in the mouth and drinking very well now, although it can be cellared 4-5 years. Great with roasts, grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

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  8. Valpolicella Classico Ripasso, Lenotti Estate, 2016
    Rating:
    100% of 100

    The Lenotti ‘Le Crosare’ Valpolicella Ripasso is the result of the highest quality Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties, coming from the classic area of Valpolicella north of Verona. The winemaking process has a brief “ripasso” (re-passing) on the grape skins of the Amarone which gives this red extra body and flavour.

    It is a well-structured wine, intense ruby red colour with a bouquet that is fine and intense. Dry and savoury in the mouth it is full bodied and velvety. Drinking very well now although it has the potential to improve if cellared 4-5 years after harvest. Highly recommend by the Le Bon Vin team.

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  9. Massimo Rosso, Lenotti Estate, 2015

    Produced in very limited quantity from a particular selection of red grapes with a limited yield. Aged part in wood butts and part in specially selected french barriques, it is dry, full bodied and intense red wine with a delicately pleasant bouquet with scents of vanilla and spices.

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  10. Lenotti Estate Recioto della Valpolicella Classico 50cl Half Litre, 2016

    Produced in extremely limited quantities only in the best years from the best red grapes of Valpolicella which dry out in wooden cases until late winter. Dark ruby red with an aromatic and fruity bouquet. A sweet and velvety taste.

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  11. Amarone Classico, Lenotti Estate, 2012

    Gold medal winner, rich, classic and chocolately nose, with good balance and well defined fruit on the palate. Very impressive Corvina. Dense black fruits; palate displays excellent weight, structure, intensity of rich, chocolaty fruit through to a very long finish. Drinking very well now and over the next 7 years.

    "A wine that is admirably pieced together with sour cherries and plums and clove and aniseed spice coming through underneath. Drink 2018-2021. 87 Points. Decanter Magazine Amarone Panel Tasting, May 2017 (2011 vintage)

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