Gorgo Bardolino 2022

17.50 14.00

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20% off Italy

Description

From the organic Gorgo family vineyards between Verona and Lake Garda, this lively Bardolino is a delicate blend of indigenous grapes Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara.

Fermented and aged in steel tanks for 6 months, this wine has a playful and vibrant nature. Almost violet in the glass with soft red and black fruits and white pepper on the palate and a pleasantly tannic structure. Medium-bodied, silky smooth and extremely drinkable — this Bardolino will have you oogling for more.

Serve lightly chilled to bring out the summer fruits, great on its own or with soft Italian cheeses like ricotta and gorgonzola.

  • Fruity, tangy, smooth
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2026
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Producer: Gorgo

Cantina Gorgo was established in 1975 by Alberta and Roberto Bricolo, turning their backs on respective family businesses to establish a winery between Verona and Lake Garda. Alberta and Roberto's daughter Roberta took over running of Gorgo in 2014, with her own vision of the future that began with converting the family's 53 hectares of vines into certified organic vineyards.

Custoza is the local DOC, with the winery situated just a few kilometres from the village. Custoza is hilly, stony terrain, rich in calcium carbonate with a high pH, with currents from the nearby Lake Garda creating a Mediterranean microclimate not typical for northern Italy. This combination of growing elements, its terroir, is what gives Custoza's white wines their distinguishing characteristics — minerality, balanced acidity and great flavour.

Beyond fully organic winemaking, Gorgo is dedicated to sustainability and nurturing the natural environment around them. Practices include planting hedges and native vegetation to encourage the insect population and other wildlife, green fertilising, biological methods of pest control, no animal products in wine production, and waste and recycling management including a water preservation system in the winery.

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