Le Fraghe


A feast of balanced quaffable fruity flavour from the heart of Bardolino

A feast of balanced quaffable fruity flavour from the heart of Bardolino

Matilde Poggi
Corvina and Rondinella
Bardolino Chiaretto DOC
Region / Country
Veneto / Italy
Alc 12 vol

More About This Wine

Purple-tinged, ruby red of medium intensity in colour. On the nose a rich, complex bouquet of sour cherry and blueberry notes blends together with spicy nuances of cinnamon and black pepper. Although this is a standard-label wine for near-term enjoyment, it displays a remarkably soft suite of tannins and a lovely balance between its fruity character, the well judged acidity and the savoury flavours characteristic of wines of this area. Medium bodied, it lingers long on the finish. Try it as an accompaniment to charcuterie boards, delicate-flavoured red meats, as well as young cheeses. Lovely slightly chilled on a warm day. To drink within two to three years.

Hows it's made

The two grape varieties, Corvina and Rondinella, are vinified separately. The maceration lasts some seven to eight days, and coincides with the fermentation period. Indigenous yeast from the vineyard is used. Matilde makes a small batch fermentation from the vineyard and then inoculates the rest of the harvest with that yeast. The fermentations are very cold and slow, to increase complexity and fresh flavours. The cap is managed daily, with a délestage in the morning and evening. After the wine is drawn off, it goes through malolactic fermentation, which usually occurs in the following month, then the wine goes to stainless steel tanks, where it rests until spring when it is bottled. The estate has been organic in the cellar since 2012 and in the vineyard since 2009.