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Bardolino Superiore DOCG, Le Tende (75cl)

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Why we love it

Very rarely found outside the Garda region, the Bardolino Superiore DOCG is the aged, more complex version of the Bardolino.

The Bardolino wine, to be allowed to have the word "superiore" on the label, Superiore is a DOCG appellation, according to the "disciplinare", the regulation, must have a 0.5% more alcohol content than the normal Bardolino. Unfortunately, the whole wine system is outdated, it was written when Italian wines were still low in alcohol, when it was still possible to find red wine with a 11% abv, to indicate that a better quality grapes were selected, the better and riper the grapes, the more sugar and therefore alcohol content, but unfortunately did not account for the effects of climate change. Nowadays, the difference is in the wine making process, the Bardolino Superiore is wood aged, and the quality of the grapes.

This Bardolino Superiore, made from organically grown handpicked grapes grown in the heart of the "classico" area, has a complex nose, with hints of vanilla due to the wood ageing and plenty of red fruit characteristic of the wine. On the palate the wine is full, smooth, elegant, fruity, structured and with a long finish. Vegan friendly.

This Bardolino Superiore is perfect with stews or rich dishes or to accompany semi mature cheeses.

The artisan who made it

Le Tende is a family run winery located on the Lake Garda, between Colà di Lazise and Cavaion Veronese, on a land that is blessed with a mild climate that has always been particularly suited for the production of great wines. The Le Tende is also a small olive orchard from which they produce an olive oil which is manly used by the family and a small percentage given to selected importers like us. Le Tende winery follows organic and natural farming and it has been the case from the beginning, they firmly believe in protecting and respecting the environment.

Le Tende vineyards are located in the heart of the Bardolino Classico and Custoza areas, with the most northern vineyards in the Custoza appellation where the particular soil with sandy and strongly calcareous texture gives the wine a particular aromaticity and minerality.

Le Tende winery grows the local native grapes with the addition of the international cabernet sauvignon that has found a home on the lake shore.

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