Bardolino Superiore was the first red wine in the Veneto Region to be awarded the D.O.C.G. designation in 2001. The hard work of the Protection Consortium had a part in attaining this result in the interests of protecting the wine and its member wine-makers, who are especially dedicated to choose local varieties and who research ways to enhance the potential of the local harvest. This wine is a typical product of the vine-growing and winemaking tradition in the regions surrounding Lake Garda, where the unique composition and nature of the moraine soil, originating from the glaciers, and the mild climate in the proximity of Lake Garda have shaped a particular aptitude for cultivating vines and, in particular, local species of grapes.
Favourable soil and climate conditions and the preservation of traditional growing and processing methods have enabled wine-makers to make a venerable wine, one that meets the needs of even the most demanding consumers. The wine comes from a harmonious combination of native grapevines, used also for Bardolino D.O.C., such as Corvina veronese, Rondinella, Molinara and Rossignola.
Two typologies of D.O.C.G. wines are available on the market: Bardolino Superiore and Bardolino Superiore classico, the latter produced in the oldest of the wine-making areas. Both typologies of wine are ruby red tending towards garnet red with ageing; the aroma is fruity and spicy, distinctive but delicate aroma. They have a dry, well-orchestrated flavour, at times with woody overtones.
The Strada del Vino (Wine Road) itinerary includes wineries in addition to extraordinary landscapes, and places of historical, cultural and artistic interest. Visitors will delight in the vines reflected on the surface of the Garda Lake, in a pre-alpine setting.