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%
Vineyard: pebbly and calcareous soil on the Morainic Hills of Garda.
Training system and production: guyot and spurred cordon, with a production of 80q/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)