Light,cheerful & chilled

Bardolino

Fancy a nice white or Rosé ? it may be perfect for those summer evenings sitting in the garden with the sun shining but have you considered a light red wine slightly chilled, maybe a Beaujolais, Pinot noir or how about a Bardolino?

Bardolino is an Italian red wine produced around lake Garda in the province of Verona and named after, surprisingly, the town of Bardolino

Probably a wine to enjoy young and fresh and as in this case chilled, I probably over-chilled it so I left the bottle out for a while to warm up a little.

As regular readers will know I like wines that are heavier than this, so I approached this with some doubt but I must say this was not what I was expecting and I kind of liked it. Sticking my nose in the glass there was an explosion of cherries, red cherries, strawberries and cranberry there was also a whiff of herbs. On first sip there was the cherries again but almost like they had been dipped in liquorice, there was a tartness on the finish perhaps a bit too sharp which spoilt the initial flavour and there was an almost rustic feel about it but the overall effect was that of a pleasant inoffensive wine that would probably go with most types of food.

Great for something different on a hot summer evening when you don’t fancy a white wine but don’t forget to chill it, maybe 30 minutes or so in the fridge not a couple of hours like me who forgot about it.

This bottle was a gift and Waitrose sell it for around £8

Cork rating
My rating 7.5/10 Corks

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