The Bardolino Wine And Food Experience

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Bardolino Wine And Food Pairing

Bardolino on Lake Garda, Italy

Sip some Bardolino wine by the shore of Lake Garda

What You Need To Know About Bardolino Wine And Food

Bardolino is a light, fruity pinkish red wine made in the Tre Venezie region of northeastern Italy from a variety of local grapes. It may have a bitter final taste that is not unpleasant. Suggested food pairings include Asiago Cheese and Pasta Puttanesca, a delicious pasta including Anchovies, Capers, Olives, and Tomatoes.

While you can often get a bottle of Bardolino for well under $10 don't expect very much. The best producer is Guerrieri Rizzardi. Their Chiaretto (sparkling version) goes for about $18 and is fruity and spicy. In that price range another good choice is the Lenotti "Le Olle" DOCG Bardolino Superiore Classico which tastes of stone and rocks, a slight hint of raisin and tastes of dried plums, black fruit, thyme, and oregano. For a real treat try the intensely fruity Guerrieri Rizzardi Bardolino Superiore DOCG which runs about $25-$30, when you can find it. By the way, Maria Rizzardi is a Countess but I wouldn't let that stop me from enjoying her family's wines.

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