Lake Garda red wines - Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Rosso del Forte

This lake Garda red wine is made from four varieties of red grapes: Merlot, Rondinella, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, cultivated on the very characteristic terroir of the Garda morainic hills, in the department of Mantova.
The particular terroir, combined with this unique blend of international and autochthonous grape varieties, gives a ruby-red colour, a fragrant and complex bouquet, both fruity and floral and a full bodied, intense flavour.

Technical Sheet

Grapes: Rondinella, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese.
Alcohol content: 13%
Vineyards: on the typical pebbly calcareous soil of the Garda morainic hills, with optimal exposition towards south-west. The Rondinella vines are trained with the double Guyot, while the others with the spurred cordon.
Production: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon 100q/ha, Rondinella and Sangiovese 120q/ha.
Harvest: manual.
Fermentation: separate, in stainless steel tanks with 7-8 days of maceration on the skins.
Colour: bright ruby red.
Aromas: rich and elegant bouquet, reminding of cherries and raspberries.
Flavour: good body, elegant, with soft tannins.
Pairings: italian salumi, white meat, risotto.
Best served at: 14-16°C.

(Castellaro - the heart-shaped lake)