Le Fraghe

Le Fraghe Rodon Chiaretto di Bardolino 2022

$27
$27

Le Fraghe Bardolino Chiaretto Rodon is pale pink in color and redolent of wild strawberries with hints of bitter herbs. Perfect with salmon and other substantial fish dishes, and it's very good with grilled chicken or pork.

It's made of Corvina (80%) and Rondinella, two of the traditional indigenous varieties from the area, fermented and aged in stainless steel, and it's bottled under screwcap, to retain freshness.

This Rose' is a saignée of Le Fraghe Bardolino, which we also sell: a portion of the pink juice is bled off from the red wine fermentation, to give a pink wine as well as a more concentrated red wine - more concentrated because the remaining fermentation has a higher solid-to-liquid ratio.

Wine Type:, Rosé
Wine Style:, Light Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2022
Alcohol:, 12%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Veneto
Appellation:, Bardolino DOC
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Pizza.

 

Producer profile

Le Fraghe

Le Fraghe, which means The Strawberries in local dialects, is located in in the heart of Bardolino production zone near Lake Garda and is run by Matilde Poggi. Le Fraghe first harvest was in 1984, prior to that year grapes were sold to other wineries in the area.

Over the past thirty years, Matilde has been constantly experimenting with her 28 hectares of vineyard, planted mainly with native grape varietal Corvina. The results are stunning wines so easy to drink that quickly become a staple with every dish.

Wine region

Veneto, Italy

Veneto is one of the most important wine regions in Italy. It is located in the northeastern corner of the peninsula. It borders Trentino-Alto Adige (north), Friuli-Venezia Giulia (northeast), Emilia-Romagna (south), and Lombardy (west).

Veneto's capital and most populous city is Venice, followed by Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, and Rovigo. The east coast of Lake Garda, the biggest Italian lake, is part of Veneto, as is the tract of Alpine foothills called Venetian Prealps.

Veneto is the leading Italian region for the quantity of wine produced, even though wine-producing regions such as Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia, and Sicily all have bigger territories.

Some of its most famous wines are Amarone della Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Soave, and Prosecco. Other less-known but equally delicious wines are Recioto della Valpolicella, Recioto di Gambellara, Raboso del Piave, and Bardolino.

Veneto's main characteristic is perhaps the great variety of wine types produced, obtained mostly from indigenous grape varietals – Corvina, Glera, and Garganega being the most common.

This is due as much to its specific geography and climate as to rather peculiar winemaking techniques, such as the grape drying technique employed to make Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto's most famous red wine.

Frequently asked question

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1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.