Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico and Grilled Shrimp
Chiaretto: Light, Crisp and Versatile
Chiaretto Wining Hour
Tenuta La Presa
I had the pleasure of visiting Tenuta La Presa’s beautiful estate in Caprino Veronese a few months ago. Tenuta La Presa has vineyards in Verona on the hills near the Adige Valley. The breezes coming from the Adige Valley and Lake Garda, along with the solid and rich moranic soils lead to expressive, high quality wines. Along with their wine production, Tenuta La Presa offers awesome hospitality in their villas and farmhouse. The views are spectacular.
|Agriturismo at Tenuta La Presa|
|Vineyards at Tenuta La Presa|
|Beautiful Backdrop at Tenuta La Presa|
As part of a fantastic press tour with the Consorzio Tutela Vino Barolino, Tenuta La Presa was one of the many stops along La Strada del Vino Bardolino. At La Presa, I had a full tour of the estate, the vineyards, the cellars, production rooms and, of course, an in-depth tasting of their wines-whites, reds and sparkling. Their hospitality was spectacular and I was able to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the regional wines.
|The Owners & Family of Tenuta La Presa|
I tasted several of their wines, including their Bardolino Chiaretto. Tenuta La Presa Baldovino Bardolino Chiaretto is made from 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 10% of other varieties, which had a short maceration of 12-24 hours. After pressing and fermentation, the wine is aged in stainless steel for about 3 months. La Presa Chiaretto is a light, pale rose color, with intense citrus fruit and floral aromas of white peach, grapefruit, and rose. The palate is fresh and savory. Excellent structure, tannic and spicy, persistent finish. 13% ABV.
|Pale Pink Color of La Presa Baldovino Bardolino Chiaretto|
Tenuta La Presa Chiaretto Baldovino Chiaretto is excellent as an aperitivo, but versatile enough to be paired with salads, fish, seafood, pastas and meats. The second time around at home, I paired La Presa Chiaretto with grilled shrimp.
While in Bardolino, we also had the opportunity to interact with the winemaker at Le Ginestre and taste their Chiaretto Classico as well. Le Ginestre is located about 2 km from Lake Garda, in the town of Lazise, which places it in the Classico area.
|L’azienda Le Ginestre|
Chiaretto di Bardolino is truly a “refined, elegant and versatile wine.” #DiscoverChiaretto
For more information on this delightful Italian dry rosé known as Chiaretto di Bardolino, visit Consorzio Tutela Vino Bardolino DOC.
Join me and my fellow writers in the #ItalianFWT group to discover even more about Chiaretto di Bardolino on Twitter, Saturday July 7 at 11 am/EST. Here’s what we’ll talk about:
Also, see my other posts about Bardolino, Chiaretto and Lake Garda:
Chiaretto di Bardolino: How Italians do Rosé
The Lake Effect: Lake Garda’s Impact on Chiaretto
Uncovering Corvina with Vigneti Villabella
Preparing the Palate for Chiaretto
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