Casaretti 2018 'La Nogara' Bardolino Classico, Veneto, Italy - DECANTsf

Casaretti 2019 'La Nogara' Bardolino Classico, Veneto, Italy

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Casaretti 2019 'La Nogara' Bardolino Classico, Veneto, Italy

Stefano Rossi and his brother Giammaria are the third-generation to work their family’s estate, which since 1911 has been growing vines on the glacial hillsides of Lake Garda. 

Farming: Organic
Varieties:  Corvina (70%), Rondinella (25%) and Sangiovese (5%)
Winemaker: Stefano  & Giammaria Rossi 
Vinification: Fermented traditionally on the skins with 10 day maceration
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Light and bright, summer cherries, sweet tobacco, light culinary herbs, dried flowers.

From our Dec 2019 Bottle Club Notes:

Stefano Rossi and his brother Giammaria are the third-generation to work their family’s estate, which has been growing vines on the glacial hillsides of Lake Garda since 1911. Farming organically, the brothers grow and hand-harvest the traditional grapes of the area (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, and Garganega) to create lip-smacking Bardolino Classico and Chiaretto (the local name for rosé). The La Nograra is from the historic vineyard area of Bardolino, and the Corvina (70%), Rondinella (25%), and a small bit of Sangiovese are fermented traditionally on the skins with 10 day maceration, then aged for 6 months in stainless steel. The result is a striking ruby red hue, with a full, fruity fragrance.

These are easy-going wines to drink anytime, with anything — complex enough for conversation and unfussy enough for a picnic in the sun. We always say “what grows together goes together”, so think about uncomplicated and ingredient-focused Italian cuisine- in the Veneto, pasta is not the star- so think 

Risotto and Polenta, served with beef stew (or get very Veronese and try it with braised donkey or horse), pasta e fagioli, and duck breast. Or keep it easy and get a pizza!

-Simi Grewal


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