2017 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico (Marchesini Marcello, Azienda Agricola)
Azienda Agricola Marchesini Marcello, Bardolino Chiaretto Classico, Veneto, Italy 2017Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara RIPE STRAWBERRY & RASPBERRY, TURKISH DELIGHT, EXOTIC PERFUME In the Early 1950’s, Plinio Marchesini began humbly making wine on the east bank of Lake Garda in his Bardolino vineyards. His earliest wines were originally meant to be enjoyed with his close friends. However, in the 1990’s, he passed the reins over to his son, Marcello, who has since garnered much acclaim for his Chiaretto, the celebrated local style of rosato. Ethereal flavors of fresh strawberries, raspberries, honey, and rosewater are followed by a faint suggestion of salinity on the finish. Serving Suggestion: Pistachio-crusted grilled striped bass w/ a watermelon basil salad & sautéed summer squash.