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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bardolino Chiaretto
50% Corvina 30% Rondinella 20% Other 5 - 40 years Moraine 25 ha total
Bardolino Superiore “Pràdicà”
65% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Sangiovese 10 - 35 years Moraine 25 ha total
Bardolino “Le Fontane”
60% Corvina 30% Rondinella 10% Other 5 - 40 years Moraine 25 ha total
Bianco di Custoza
40% Garganega 25% Trebbiano 10% Trebbianello 10% Cortese 15% Other 5 - 40 years Moraine 25 ha total
Bianco di Custoza
Mael
40% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano, 20% Trebbianello, 20% Riesling 7 - 25 years Moraine 25 ha total
Corvina Veronese IGT “Becco Rosso”
Corvina 15 years Moraine 25 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vines are sustainably farmed, the equivalent of lutte raisonnée in France.

• Corvina vines are Guyot trained; all other varieties are spurred Cordon

• Vines enjoy southeast sun exposure


Bianco di Custoza, Bianco di Custoza “Mael,” Bardolino Chiaretto, and Bardolino “Le Fontane”:

• Yield: 10 metric tons per hectare

• Several months of aging in stainless steel before bottling

• Chiaretto is the local name for rosé


Bardolino Superiore “Pràdicà”:

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• One year of aging in 5-year-old and 30-year-old 30-hectoliter Slavonian oak botti

• The name “Pràdicà” derives from “prato di casa,” the field around the house.


Corvina Veronese IGT “Becco Rosso”:

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Eight months of aging in 30-hectoliter Slavonian oak botti

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Veneto
Appellation(s)
Bardolino, Bardolino Chiaretto, Bianco di Custoza, Corvina Veronese IGT
Producer
Piccoli Family
Founded
1971
Annual Production
15,000 cases
Farming
Sustainable
Website
http://www.cortegardoni.it/

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