Speaking about Pastrengo the wine cannot be named: it is in fact one of the sixteen Commons Garda wine producers guaranteed from the denomination " Bardolino DOC " and " Bardolino Chiaretto DOC " , exports to you all over the world.
Here the identity card of the Bardolino: the color is red steals clear, tending to times to the cerasuolo, and it is transformed in granato with the aging. The odore is vinoso with light delicate scent; the dry sapore, sapido, leggermente amarognolo, harmonic, thin, sometimes leggermente frizzante; the total minimal gradazione is of 10,5 degrees.
The vineyards, that concur to the production of the Bardolino, are represented from the following varieties: Corvina from the 35 to 65%, Rondinella from the 10 to 40%, Molinara from the 10 to 20%, Negrara until 10%. Moreover the coming from grapes for a maximum of 15% from others can enter in the production also vitigni: Rossetta, Sangiovese, Barbera and Garganega.
The origins: the Bardolino wine has ancient origins; the cultivation of the screw in puts into effect them production area was practiced since the first historical ages: of screw seeds they were finds again to you in the stilt houses of Pacengo, Lazise and Cisano (age of the bronze). Very it was known to the Nets, the first inhabitants of the zone, then seems to have been fatal to the Cimbri, than in the invasion of Italy in the 101 a.C., stopped in the zone benacense, they would be give to you to the pleasures of the leisure and the wine, until to being then defeats from roman consul Mario. It came then appreciated also from the Roman. During the Middle Ages the tradition of the vinificazione was conserved from the monaci of S.Colombano. Then also the monaci of S.Zeno, in theirs vary possedimenti of the entroterrabenacense, contributed to disclose of the cultivation. Under the veneziano dominion, in the 1483 Marin Sanudo the Bardolino produced on hills of Cavaion declared "perfectissimo". Later on many other scholars and poets, like as an example the Betteloni, extolled this wine and of it they exalted the letificanti effects.
Beyond to " Bardolino DOC " there is also the " Bardolino Chiaretto DOC " that is obtained from the vinificazione in rose, that is with minimal maceration of the peels, the same grapes employed in the production of the Bardolino. Therefore to the organolettiche characteristics of the Bardolino, the Chiaretto accompanies a particular touch of fineness, of scent and taste.
If the young Bardolino is a wine from meal for excellence, indicated with the means plates, and if the old Bardolino, rather alcoholic, is adapted to the meats to read and with the roast ones of game, the Chiaretto instead is indicated with appetizers, minestre, light plates of means and plates, beyond that like aperitif.