Bardolino Chiaretto Classico “Vigne Alte” 2022

A gastronomic rosé, with gourmet flavors of red fruits

The Zeni family, 5 generations old, began producing wines in 1870. Bardolino wine is produced in 2 versions: a light, very aromatic red and one of the most famous rosés on the Italian peninsula, Chiaretto . The vines come from the high hill area of ​​the eastern shores of Lake Garda . The grapes are exclusively harvested by hand and come from the best bunches that have reached optimal maturity. This brilliantly colored wine develops delicate aromas of strawberry , raspberry , vine peach , redcurrant , rose and violet . On the palate, it is a wine full of life, quite delicious and very easy to drink. The fruit is nicely balanced by a fine and salivating acidity.

Grape varieties : 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella

Alcohol : 13%

Guard : 1-5 years

This beautiful gastronomic rosé will accompany various dishes such as beef carpaccio with basil, salmon sashimi, fish ceviche with aromatic herbs, hot goat cheese salad or marinated turkey skewers.

Ah Italy, what a beautiful hedonistic country, people of the Dolce Vita, but what difficulty in understanding its wine organization! The key to understanding the naming system in Italy is to think of it as several small countries rather than a single homogeneous country because each region has its own naming system. Italy can, however, give wine lovers a multitude of wines with varied and unique flavors and styles, as well as bottles filled with surprise and creativity. Unfortunately, it also produces a large quantity of soulless and characterless wines which are sold under their most useful and commercially reputable name: Pinot Grigio, Chianti, Valpolicella, Lambrusco, Prosecco and many others...

But let's talk a little history, viticulture in Italy dates back to ancient times and it originated in Greece. The Etruscans would have planted vines and Greek immigrants would have improved and modified the grape varieties who subsequently called this country "Oenotria": the country of wine. At the height of the Roman Empire, wine held an important place in daily life and certain regions already stood out for the excellence of their product. The Romans also established numerous vineyards in Europe, leaving an indelible testimony to their invasion.

Today Italy is the largest wine producer in the world, ahead of France. Italy is divided into three climatic areas. The northern mountains experience a fairly harsh mountain climate. The “middle of the boot” plain is the domain of the continental climate with cold winters and hot, stormy summers. In the "southern part of the Italian boot" the Mediterranean climate reigns with very hot and very dry summers without forgetting the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. In summary, Italy produces wines of great variety thanks to its 200 different grape varieties, many of which originate from their lands. It is a country just as complex as its wines which deserve to be explored!


Veneto is a major tourist and wine region located in the northeastern part of Italy. Veneto is a little smaller than some of the more important production regions such as Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia and Sicily but in terms of production it now exceeds Puglia which for a long time was the region most important production. From a tourist point of view the region is blessed with the city of Venice, the Alps and the Dolomites. The best known wines of the region are Valpolicella and Amarones for the reds, Soaves for the whites and of course Prosecco which over the last 10 years has exploded on the international scene. The main grape varieties are Glera for Prosecco, Garganega for Soave, Merlot, Corvina for Valpolicella and Pinot Grigio.

The sub-region: Bardolino

The Bardolino vineyards are located on the eastern shores of Lake Garda, beneath the Alpine foothills that extend into Trentino-Alto Adige. The climate here is naturally cool. Lake breezes and cool mountain air blow over the region from the west and north respectively. The lake also slightly moderates temperature variations and reflects sunlight onto the higher vineyards. This helps the fruit reach full maturity during the growing season. This combination of cool temperatures and sunshine contributes to the lively and fruity character of Bardolino wines.

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