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Bardolino Chiaretto (Veneto)

Chiaretto is a classic Rosè wine from Lake Garda in Northern Italy.

Chiaretto means "The Little Light One".

Typical Flavors


Cherry
Red
Cherry
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Strawberry
Strawberry
Citrus
Citrus

Peach
Peach
Rose
Rose Petals
Herbs
Herbs
Minerals
Minerals

Chiaretto is dry, crisp, floral and salty. A great summer wine!

Profile

Chiaretto (the little light one) is fresh and fruity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITHigh
ACIDITYMedium-High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salad
Salad
Zucchini
Zucchini
Seafood
Seafood

Salmon
Salmon
Tuna
Fish
Chilli
Asian Food
Strawberry
Fruit

Light Rosés pair best with light dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Salads. Appetizers. Avocado. Gazpacho.
Light Pasta and Rice Dishes.
Light Cous Cous and Tagine.
Grilled Vegetables. Zucchini. Pesto.
Fennel. Artichoke. Asparagus.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls.
Prawns. Shrimp. Dim Sum.
Calamari. Crab. Lobster.
Beef or Fish Carpaccio. Grilled Fish.
Salmon. Sushi. Sashimi.
Raw Fish Platter. Gravlax.
Chicken. Rabbit. Veal.
Strawberries. Fruit.

Best Match Cuisine: Vegetarian. Asian. Moroccan. Mediterranean.

Dry Light Rosé wines love: Vegetables. Seafood. Shellfish. Crudités.

Mild sweet Light Rosés (Off-Dry) love: Curries. Spicy Food. Fresh Fruit.

Cheese:
Mild Sheep and Goat Cheeses. Mozzarella. Brie.

Avoid:
Rich Winter Food. Red Meat. Game.
Savoury Stews. Creamy Sauces.
Blue Cheeses. Aged Cheeses.

About Bardolino Chiaretto

Bardolino Chiaretto is made with Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and is more fruity.

Chiaretto (means pale, light colored, clear) Bardolino is the Rosé version of Amarone because it is made with the same grapes.

To obtain such a light rosé, local winemakers use a bleeding technique called Saignée in French or Salasso in Italian. It means they quickly take a part of the must away from the tank and use that to make rosé. While the remaing must in the tank stays longer in contact with the skins becoming a red wine.

The 'bleeding' technique is often criticized as the real purpose is to produce more concentrated red wine and rosé is just a by-product.

The Rosé Revolution started in 2014, has changed the game. Now producers have abbandoned the french Saignée and grow and harvest grapes expressly for Chiaretto: early picking the grapes to retain acidity and use of low contact time just like for white wines.

Veneto

Veneto is famous for its capital Venezia, and the wines Prosecco, Soave, and Amarone.

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