Le Fraghe 2020 'Rodon' Bardolino Chiaretto DOC
Item Number: 15414
Sub Region: Lake Garda
Appellation/AVA: Bardolino Chiaretto DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Corvina / Rondinella
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Elevation: 190 meters
Vine Age: 12 years
Winemaking Notes: Corvina and Rondinella vinify separately. A third of the grapes are directly pressed. The rest are given a cool-temperature, 6-8 hour maceration on the skins, which extracts just enough color to provide 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, Rodon 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-savoury flavours 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.
SFGate.com by Jon Bonné (2014)
"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."
Punchdrink.com by Jon Bonné (2018)
"This classic Italian pink wine [Bardolino Chiaretto] from the shores of Lake Garda was on trend before anyone knew what the trend was. Tangy, a bit savory and definitely cool climate in its mien, it’s one of the great rosé traditions."
Forbes.com by Tom Hyland (2018)
"In the Bardolino zone of Veneto, producers work with Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes – the same varieties used in Amarone – to craft their rosato, which is known as Chiaretto. These are in a lighter style, a la Provence rosé from France, and have currant and delicate strawberry flavors, and are meant to be consumed within 2-3 years of the vintage."
93 Points (2018 Vintage) Decanter 4/5/2020
"Delicate blush. Slightly leafy, floral aromas on the nose. A restrained but intense, mineral palate with a lightly tannic quality and a concentrated, bone-dry finish."