The Bardolino Chiaretto is a blend of 50% Corvina, the noble black grape of the Veneto, and 25% Rondinella, with the balance made up of Molinara, Barbera, and Sangiovese. In the glass, the wine has a limpid, pale coral pink color, with flashes of polished copper at the edge. Aromas of white cherries, peach skin, persimmon, and fresh peonies emerge in the delicate nose, with wild strawberries, chioggia beets, sweet cherry tomatoes, and rhubarb coming on as the wine evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine is simultaneously creamy and crisp, the red fruit melding into citrus, with fleeting suggestions of sweet herbs and spices as the lingering floral finish is punctuated by delicate bitterness. Drink through next spring, when the 2022 is sure to arrive. This is one of the summer’s most elegant rosés, and a wine as individual as Gianni Piccoli himself.
About this wine producer: In 1980, Gianni Piccoli decided that his beautiful grapes, carefully farmed at low yields on the stony slopes of the moraine in Valeggio sul Mincio, just south of Lake Garda, would no longer be sold in bulk, to be blended anonymously in the vats of huge industrial wineries like Bolla and Folonari, which still dominate Bardolino. Building a winery was a risky undertaking in the region, which, at the time, had so little prestige. But Gianni Piccoli never looked back. Today, under the direction of his sons Mattia, Stefano, and Andrea, Corte Gardoni supplies the finest Bardolino and Custoza to nearly every Michelin-starred restaurant in Italy.
Consistent 5 points. I have had same wine from 2 other wine stores. Moore Bros bottles are just a bit different but that difference is significant. It must be the storage