Bardolino Classico “Soracuna”
A blend of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, with less than 20% Merlot. Vine age ranges from 5-55 years old. The grapes are harvested in 5-10 passes, and each harvest is fermented separately. Macerations last 5-6 days; fermented and aged in concrete vats. Bottled on March 1, 2019 and aged for additional months before release. 12,904 bottles made.
Daniele has new vines and vineyards coming on board, which will eventually reduce the percentage of Merlot in this wine.; once that happens, it can qualify for the Bardolino Classico moniker. Soracuna is Veneto dialect for the Italian sopra la culla, or “above the cradle,” a phrase that means “to celebrate a birth.”