Le Fraghe Bardolino
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Region: Veneto, Italy
Grape varieties: Corvina and Rondinella
Le Fraghe Bardolino tastes of cherries, blueberries, and herbs, with hints of orange peel, cinnamon, and black pepper. A perfect food wine.
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About Le Fraghe Bardolino
Le Fraghe Bardolino appears a purple-tinged ruby red of medium intensity. Its rich, complex bouquet is the result of a perfect blend of fruity essences such as sweet-sour cherry and blueberry, and spicy nuances of cinnamon and black pepper. The distinctive hallmark of this wine is without a doubt the elegance that one experiences on the palate. Although this is a standard-label wine for near-term enjoyment, it displays a remarkably soft suite of tannins and a lovely balance between a judicious acidity and full, savory flavors, characteristic of wines of this area. Nicely medium-bodied, it lingers long on the finish.
About Le Fraghe
What is a wine for? I think most wine exists to make food taste good; we’ve sort of forgotten this in the last few years, with the blockbuster era of dark, concentrated, ‘collectible’ red wines. Bardolino is the opposite, a wine for drinking with food, and Matilde Poggi at Le Fraghe makes a very good one.
The Bardolino growing area is between the base of Lake Garda and the hills where Valpolicella is grown, not far from Verona in North-East Italy. Matilde Poggi’s winery is outside of the town of Affi. Her Bardolino contains more Corvina than normal, 80%, the remaining 20% being Rondinella (both varieties are indigenous). The grapes are estate-grown, organically, and the two varieties are picked and fermented separately. After being aged in stainless steel tanks the wine is bottled in the spring. This wine would be overwhelmed by oak, and the transparent winemaking style here is very capably assisted by the dynamic consulting winemaker Federico Giotto.