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.
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)Learn More
Valpolicella Classico Ripasso, Lenotti Estate, 2016
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.Learn More
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.Learn More£19.95 As low as £18.95Out of stock.
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.Learn More£20.50
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)