Le Fraghe 2016 'Rodon' Bardolino Chiaretto DOC

Le Fraghe 2016 'Rodon' Bardolino Chiaretto DOC

Item Number: 10312

UPC: 0-858872001102

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub Region: Veneto
Appellation/AVA: Bardolino DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Corvina / Rondinella
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screwcap
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Elevation: 190 meters

Vine Age: 16 years

Winemaking Notes: The two grape varieties, Corvina and Rondinella, are vinified separately. A third of the grapes were directly pressed. The rest were given a cool-temperature, 6-8 hour maceration on the skins, which extracts just enough color to give a lively, medium-bodied hue to the juice. The must then ferments at a cool 17°C. The finished wine matures on the fine lees in 50hl stainless steel tanks until the following spring, when it is bottled.

Tasting Notes: Cherry red with rich purple highlights, Ròdon boasts a complex mosaic of well-defined, very fragrant aromas. Seductive notes of wild rose are the first to emerge, followed by nuances of wild strawberry and redcurrant that linger and complete an elegant bouquet. The palate displays an emphatic crispness and full body, the happy result of a perfect balance between ultra-savory flavors and a tasty minerality, characteristics that are classic to this terroir, and excellent supporting tannins and acidity. The finish is notably lengthy, and nicely mirrors the aromas offered by the nose. Ròdon can be enjoyed throughout the meal, in particular with antipasti, light and delicately-flavored meats, a wide range of fish soups, eggs, and young cheeses.

SFGate.com by Jon Bonné
"Dollar for dollar, the season's pink winner. Matilde Poggi's organically farmed red Bardolino, from near the shores of Lake Garda not far from Verona, is one of my favorite light reds right now. This is Poggi's rose-hued take on a classic Veneto wine, all you could want in a summer bottle: Bardolino's peony-like flair, with juicy raspberry and tangerine, and the depth great rosé should have. Versatile as they come."