Vino Rosato “Chiar’otto”
A co-harvest of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and a little Sangiovese from a west-facing site planted in pergola. This is a fairly fertile plot, less calcareous than the vineyards that make the Bardolino Classico wines. The vines are 55 years old and pergola-trained. The must macerates one night on its skins in a concrete vat before being racked off the skins into barrel, the vast majority of which are used. It ferments and ages in these barrels. Bottled February 19, 2019 and bottle-aged for several months before release. 8,386 bottles made.
As Daniele never submits tank samples to the Bardolino tasting panel, he has no chance to “correct” the wines if they are not granted the appellation, nor would he anyway. In some vintages, this wine is deemed too atypical to be given the Bardolino Chiaretto status, so he calls it Chiar’otto (Chiara is his wife and the 8 refers to the date of his daughter’s birth).