Bardolino Wine

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Bardolino is a wine produced from grapes grown in the hills surrounding Lake Garda in the Verona province of Veneto, Italy. It’s a lighter cousin to nearby Valpolicella, using the same grapes: primarily Corvina with small percentages of Molinara and Rondinella. This has lately expanded to Barbera, Sangiovese, Marzemino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which can comprise up to 20% of the blend. It has been produced in some capacity in the region for centuries, as landlords changed hands from the Romans to the Venetians to the Austrians and finally back to a unified Italy. Medieval castles, churches and walkways still stand in the town of Bardolino. 

Verona is a great trade hub, and like many Veronese wines, Bardolino had its era of mass production in the middle of the 20th century. Molinara is easy to cultivate and subject to high yields, though it isn’t very flavorful, and for a time began to dominate the blend for wines that are best described as “mis-made.” But as the Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Molinara

    Breppion Scavolegno, Breppion Scuro, Breppon, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Pola, Rossanella, Rossanella Gentile, Ro...

  • Rondinella

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

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  • Bardolino DOC le Banche di San Lorenzo 2012

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    A bit thin with some green pepper. Tastes kind of like a young sangiovese but without the acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • hello, can anyone tell me the what is the value of a vtg 1950 carpene ... I ... ... I also have Frassine Bardolino Bottled in Italy DOCG Cirolamo Frassine moniga.   Trying to fine value..... Read More

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  • Together with our importers, we visited many wine bars, bars and clubs, moving ... Doc Mandolara, but also the Bardolino Classico Claret and the like for their freshness, for the fruit and for its pleasant drink.Waiting for the next tour overseas, we treasure the positive encounters and unexpected part of this last tri Read More

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  • Thanks Emark.We have just returned from a trip in the U.S. Our importer is ... ... wine is different from the Bardolino Classico, which is a red ruby wine.I hope I have answered to your questions. &nbs Read More

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  • Very interesting and informative introduction.  Thank you very much.I ... ... ... one I clicked on was the Bardolino Classico Chiaretto.  I was expecting to read about a bold red wine, but, to my surprise, this is a rose wine.  Also, I am pretty ignorant of the Italian language.  I am limited to single words like "ravioli" and "Prosciutto" or ... Read More

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  • Sant' Orsola Bardolino DOC 2011

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    It's close to "Sant'Orsola Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2011" in most characteristics but more fresh and bright. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Corte Gardoni Bardolino Chiaretto 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Santi l'Infinito Chiaretto di Bardolino Assico DOC Rose Veneto 2011

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    A tight little nose with notes of cherry blossoms, a touch of mineral water and some zingy raspberry nuances. In the mouth this is fairly fruit with plenty of refreshing acidity. It probably has a touch of RS supporting the vivid, orange-laced strawberry fruit, but all this acidity keeps the wine fresh and balanced. Cherries pop on the finish wi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Corte Giara Bardolino 2010

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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Folio Bardolino Veneto Red NV

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    Wine review by Whitey Broughman


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