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2016 Bardolino “Le Fontane”

Corte Gardoni

2016 Bardolino “Le Fontane” Corte Gardoni - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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Gianni Piccoli is the godfather of the Bardolino and Custoza growing regions. A former fruit taster, Gianni inherited prime land in both zones and set about to make the best wine of the region, from exclusively estate-grown fruit. In terms of typicity, you won’t find a more authentic wine anywhere in Bardolino. Le Fontane is Corte Gardoni’s early drinking vino that sees no refinement in wood. It has the smoky qualities you’d expect from Valpolicella, along with a distinct stoniness from the riverbed stones here (similar to Châteauneuf ), silky tannins, and a ravishing perfume of roses, sweet cherries, and damp earth. Manni Nössing in Alto Adige told me that he and his harvest team drank an entire case on their afternoon break one day last year. (If you’ve met Manni, this won’t seem at all exaggerated.) –Dixon Brooke

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2016
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 10% Other
  • Appellation Bardolino
  • Country Italy
  • Region Veneto
  • Soil Moraine
  • Winemaker Piccoli family
  • Aging Several months of aging in stainless steel before bottling
  • Farming Sustainable
  • Alcohol 12.5%





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