Zeni Bardolino Chiaretto Vignealte
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Bardolino Classico zone (eastern shore of Lake Garda).
- Hilly soil of morainic origin creating the ideal growing conditons for the native Corvina and Rondinella
Varietal Composition: 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Elaboration: Hand selection of the grape bunches that have reached optimum ripeness. Devatting of the first-pressed must after a 12-36 hours maceration followed by temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats.
Tasting Notes: Intense and fruity, with hints of peach blossom, rose and violet. Dry, balanced, and bright.
2017 – 90 James Suckling
Sitting in the hills of Bardolino, the Zeni family has spent the last 140 years dedicating themselves to producing some of the finest wines in Verona. Zeni’s lineup is broad and includes releases from Bardolino, Custoza, Lugana, Valpolicella, and Soave. Land holdings amount to 60 hectares of vines, and the family operates two wineries, one located in Bardolino and the other in Valpolicella. Zeni’s world renowned wine museum drives attention to the company, receiving over 100,000 visitors a year.