DOC area for red and rose wines in the west of the Italian region Veneto, The zone between the southeast bank of the Lake Garda and the Adige includes the municipalities of Affi, Bardolino, Bussolengo, Caprino Veronese, Castelnuovo del Garda, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano, Garda, Lazise, Pastrengo, Peschiera del Garda, Rivoli Veronese, Sommacampagna, Sona, Torri del Benaco and Valeggio sul Mincio in the Province of Verona. The wines from the core area with the municipalities of Affi, Bardolino, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano, Garda and Lazise may also include Classico on the label. The vineyards cover a total of over 2,800 hectares of vineyards.
The Bardolino is made from the local varieties Corvina and Cruina Corvina Veronese (35-80%), Corvinone (max. 15%), Rondinella (10-40%), Molinara (max. 15%), as well as other approved varieties such as Barbera. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Marzemino, Rosetta = Rossignola and Sangiovese (max. 20%, of which each variety max. 10%) blended. The wine is similar in terms of the blend of grapes to that from the region Valpolicella, There are the wine types Bardolino, Bardolino Classico, Bardoline chiaretto (Rosé wine), Bardolino Chiaretto Classico, Bardolino Chiaretto Spumante, Bardolino Novello and Bardolino Novello Classico.
In 2001, the Bardolino Superiore and Bardolino Classico Superiore wines were classified as DOCG. It is made from Corvina or Cruina = Corvina Veronese (35-65%), Corvinone (max. 10%), Rondinella (10-40%), and other approved varieties (max. 20%, each of which max. 10% ) blended. The minimum alcohol content is 12% vol, the storage must be at least one year. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name. Well-known producers are Cavalchina, Corte Gardoni, Guerrieri-Rizzardi, Lenotti, Masi, Montresor, Pantini, Le Vigne di San Pietro, Zenato and Zeni.