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This terrific Bardolino is a blend of Amarone grapes Corvina (80%) and Rondinella (20%) picked by hand in the nearby Pastreno vineyards of the Benazzoli family, then fermented and aged in stainless steel for 5 months.
Light in body and a gorgeous garnet with brick tinges in colour, this is far from light in flavour, quickly evident on the nose. Densely perfumed and bursting with ripe red cherry, wild strawberry, rose and geranium, with an earthy, more savoury background of leather, cedar and balsamic. The palate is taut but full of those red fruit flavours, with a pleasant freshness and well-integrated tannins that keep the fruits vibrant and long on the finish, with savoury and spicy elements dancing on the tongue.
Should be enjoyed young and can be lightly chilled in summer.
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