The Bardolino Le Fontane contains 60% Corvina (the noblest red variety of the Veneto), 30% Rondinella, and 10% other local varieties. The wine is matured in steel tanks to retain its bright, joyful character.
In the glass, the wine seems almost illuminated from within, with limpid, ruby-red flashes when swirled. On the nose, aromas of wild strawberries, red cherries, hibiscus, and bitter almond trade places with orange peel, sandalwood, and black tea, as the wine spends time in the glass. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and fresh, with juicy red fruit flavors that echo the nose, along with pomegranate, cardamom, and ripe blueberries, all carried through a long, elegant finish by deep, mineral-buffered fruit acidity and ultra-fine-grained tannins. About this wine producer: Gianni Piccoli is as stubborn as he is modest and self-effacing, with no interest in following the easy paths to guaranteed market share if they mean compromising his principles. He and his sons Mattia, Andrea, and Stefano simply make the best wine in Bardolino. Which is how they find the best customers. Corte Gardoni was established in 1980, when Gianni decided that his beautiful grapes – carefully farmed at low yields on the stony slopes of the moraine in Valeggio sul Mincio – would no longer be sold in bulk, to be blended anonymously in the vats of industrial wineries like Bolla and Folonari that still dominate Bardolino. Building a winery was a risky undertaking in a region that had such little prestige, but Gianni Piccoli never looked back. Today, under the direction of his son Mattia, Corte Gardoni supplies the finest Bardolino and Custoza to nearly every Michelin starred restaurant in Italy.
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Light but has body. Good everything wine