DOC area for reds and rosé wines in the western part of the Italian region Veneto, The zone between the southeastern shore of the Lake Garda and the Adige includes the municipalities 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 of the core area with the municipalities of Affi, Bardolino, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano, Garda and Lazise may additionally cite 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 or 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 logo CNRS logo INIST Rossignola and Sangiovese (max 20%, of which each variety max 10%) blended. The wine is similar to the grape blend, which is also native to 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 wine types Bardolino Superiore and Bardolino Classico Superiore were classified as DOCG. It is made from Corvina or Cruina = Corvina Veronese (35-65%), Corvinone (10% max.), Rondinella (10-40%), and other approved varieties (20% maximum, of which each variety is limited to 10%). ) blended. The minimum alcohol content is 12% vol. Storage must be at least one year. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the layer name. Well-known producers are Cavalchina, Corte Gardoni, Guerrieri-Rizzardi, Lenotti, Masi, Montresor, Pantini, Le Vigne di San Pietro, Zenato and Zeni.