BARDOLINO CLASSICO PRUNEA

Le riserve

A young wine which transmits freshness despite being red. The grapes grown in the Veronese hills above Lake Garda in the classic Bardolino area lend a bouquet of black cherries, cherries and small red fruits. The flavour is slightly savoury, complex and interesting and leaves a clean taste in the mouth, along with the desire to taste it again.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Negrara and other indigenous grapes to finish.

VINEYARD: geographical position and characteristics

The vineyards are all situated to the east of Lake Garda in the hills in the classic area, and have an average age of 28 years. The soil is morainal, fluvio-glacial, calcareous, thin and sandy-stony.

SYSTEMS: method and density

All pergoletta Veronese with more than 3,500 vines/hectare.

VINTAGE: time and method

Between mid and late September, with manual harvesting.

VINIFICATION
When the grapes reach the cellar, they are destemmed and crushed. The must and marc fermentation process is started in special heat-controlled tanks with device for punching the cap; the process lasts 10 days, until the bouquet and colour have been extracted completely without need for pressing. This is followed by devatting, "clean" racking and then malolactic fermentation. Than the wine is racked and left to age for as long as necessary, first in steel tanks and then for a short time in bottles.

PRUNEA & CUISINE

Recommended as an accompaniment to all light meals, it is excellent with soups and dishes with white or boiled meat or meat cooked with sauce. Serve at 16-18°C in broad-rimmed crystal glasses.

BOTTLE: analytical data on bottling

Alcohol                                   12.25

Residual sugar                        5 grams/litre

Total acidity                           5.90

Net extract                             22.15