Chiaretto di Bardolino Rosato, Gorgo, Organic 2022

Country
Italy
Region
Veneto
Producer
Gorgo
Grape(s)
Corvina (65%)
Rondinella (30%)
Molinara (5%)
Type
Rose
Style
Rose
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Screw cap
Organic/Biodynamic
Organic
Sustainable
Yes-sustainable practices
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

A wide and temperate agricultural region stretching from Venice to Verona and north to the Alpine foothills. In the west around Lake Garda, are the important generic wines - Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino. Much of Italy`s commercial Pinot Grigio and Merlot is grown further east, but the Glera grape makes the region`s distinctly fashionable sparkling wine, Prosecco. However the recent popularity of Amarone and Ripasso has really re-established this region as one of Italy best wine growing areas and quality is out of all recognition from the light carafe wines of the early 80`s.

Producer

Gorgo was established in 1973 in the village of Custoza. Originally only 22 hectares, the estate now stretches over 60 hectares in the ‘Bianco di Custoza’ and ‘Bardolino’ production areas. The estate is owned and managed by Roberta Bricolo with a skilled viticultural team who have been in place for nearly 30 years. All the wines are hand crafted and of very high quality. The light, white soils of the region are full of pebbles and silt rich in calcium which gives the wines a distinctive mineral character.
Tasting Notes
A fresh, fun and fruity rose from the Veneto region of Italy. Made from the classic grapes of the region; Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. Bright pink in colour, with delicious aromas of berries, grapefruit and wildflowers. The palate continues to show these summer fruits with elegant mineral notes and a lovely texture due to 3 months of ageing on fine lees. Red fruit flavours are ripe, with an abundance of cherries, strawberries and raspberries combined with a fresh, floral note and a crisp acidity.
Food
The Chiaretto can be drunk on any occasion, with starters, first courses and pizzas, summer vegetarian dishes, seafood and shellfish salads, grilled fish and meat, young cheeses.
Media
Jancis Robinson review awarded 17 points in September 2020.