Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
Vineyards: The vineyards are located between 100 and 120 meters above sea level and they are south facing. The vine is trained in a single guyot. The morenic soil is a mix between limestone, clay and a small presence of gravel.
Harvest: The grapes used for the Chiaretto are harvested 2 weeks in advance than the ones for the Rosso, during the first weeks of September.
Vinification: Historically Chiaretto was a by-product of Bardolino rosso. It was the wine made from the juice that was ‘running off’ after a brief maceration with the skins. The remaining part was originally designed to enhance the body and weight of the rosso. Whilst improving the rosso, the Chiaretto was not given the attention it needed. The harvest time was designed for red wines, ensuring a low acidity in the grapes (not ideal for rose wines): also, it was impossible to do any clarifications before the fermentation. Now to avoid these difficulties the two wines are made separately.
After a maceration at 8-10° C, the must is naturally drawn off. Then it is clarified through a static decantation and fermented for 15-18 days at 17-18°C. The malolactic fermentation is avoided and the wine is left on its lees until it is bottled.
Tasting notes: Delicate but lively in the color, it expresses a flower bouquet at the nose and light thiolic notes which ensure a great balance in the mouth favoring sapid notes. It matches cold cuts, fish and first dishes. It has a typical rose color ideal for summer drinking.
Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2021 - 90 punti
Aromas recalling Spanish broom, eucalyptus and a whiff of truffle shape the delicate nose. Tangy and crisp, the palate offers ripe red berry and white peach before closing on a saline note.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2020 has been awarded with "Top Wine - Vino Quotidiano" by Slow Wine.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2020 has been awareded with "4 STARS" by Guida Vinibuoni d'Italia.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2020 has been awarded with 89 points by James Suckling.
Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2020 - 90 punti
From the shores of Lake Garda, this vibrant rosato has inviting aromas of red berry and baking spice. Recalling the nose, the dry, savory palate offers juicy sour cherry, wild strawberry and white pepper alongside tangy acidity. It closes on savory notes recalling saline and pink grapefruit.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2020 has been awarded with "Tre Grappoli" by Bibenda.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2020 has been awarded with 92 points by Luca Maroni.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2019 has been awarded with "Tre Grappoli" by Bibenda.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2019 has been awarded with "3 STARS" by Guida Vinibuoni D’Italia.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino 2019 has been awarded with "3,5 viti" by Guida Vitae.
Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2019 - 91 punti
Fresh and savory, this tangy rosé has aromas of red berry, peach and yellow wild flower. On the crisp palate, vibrant acidity accompanies strawberry, sour cherry and baking-spice notes before a lemon-thyme close.
Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2018 - 93 pts
Straw-pink with a copper tinge. The very clean nose offers fresh pomegranate, apple, pear and herb aromas. Then also clean and fresh in the mouth, with some hints of residual sweetness enrobing the melon and pink grapefruit flavors. A lovely Rosé from a recognized master in the making of Chiarettos. Made with a blend of 55% Corvina, 35% Rondinella and 10% Molinara; the presence of the latter grape is absolutely key in explaining this wine’s freshness and saline bent.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2018 has been awarded with 90 points by Luca Maroni.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2018 has been awarded with "4 STARS" by Guida Vinibuoni D’Italia.
Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2018 - 91 punti
Inviting floral and wild berry aromas mingle with whiffs of botanical herbs. On the savory, refreshing palate, tangy acidity accompanies pomegranate, juicy pink grapefruit and creamy white peach. It closes on a saline note.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2016 has been awarded with 91 points by Vinous Guide.
Our Chiaretto Bardolino doc 2016 has been awarded with 92 points by James Suckling.