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Staff Pick

Bardolino, Corte Sermana - 2018

Item # 34983 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A brilliant wine coming from a self-taught winemaker with a mere 2 ha of vines nestled on the shores of Lake Garda. Filippo Bottaccini is an engineer-turned-winemaker who has crafted this delicious, easy drinking red wine. While the same grapes used for Bardolino are known for Valpolicella, the two wines could not be more different. This one has classic strawberry and raspberry notes, bright acidity and a dash of pink peppercorn.

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Staff Pick Notes

Are you a Beaujolais buff looking for a change of pace? Do you consider yourself a Jura junkie wanting to explore new wine regions? Are you a lover of light Loire reds like Pineau d'Aunis? If the wines from any of these French regions appeals to you, then give Bardolino a try. Fresh, fun, and juicy, this wine is made from the same grapes as Amarone and Valpolicella, but could not be more different. Lighter in body than its regional wine neighbors, Bardolino is best served with a light chill. And similar to Beaujolais Nouveau, some producers vinify this wine in a novello style just after the harvest. The wine is characterized by ripe raspberries, red currants, and bright acidity. I recommend it as a kick start to any celebration. Cheers!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


The red Corvina grape (a.k.a. Corvina Veronese) is the most widely planted grape in Italy's Valpolicella and Bardolino regions. In recent years, it has gained momentum as the best grape for making Amarone.