Vino Rosato “Chiar’otto”

2020
Italy
Veneto

A co-harvest of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and a little Sangiovese from a west-facing site planted in pergola in 1965.  This is a fairly fertile plot, less calcareous than the vineyards that make the red Bardolino Classico wines at his home vineyard. 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 until late Spring/early Summer, before being bottle-aged for several months before release. 9,001 bottles made.

90 points
"The 2020 Rosato Chiar'Otto is a much deeper and darker red than you’d expect from a Chiaretto Rosato. This impresses with an intense bouquet of wild strawberries, stone dust and rosy florals. It’s soft in texture with medium-bodied weight and a pleasantly sweet display of red berries and inner herbal tones. A vivid echo of cherry pits lingers, along with residual acids that keep the expression juicy, almost salty and refreshing. This captivating blend of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and Sangiovese is sure to win a lot of hearts."
Eric Guido,
Vinous
, June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB0165-20
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
Rosé
Varietal: 
Red blend
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic