Wine Detail


Wine name:Bardolino


Zone:Custoza (Sommacampagna, province of Verona)

Vineyard extension (hectares):7

Blend:60% Corvina 30% Rondinella 10% Molinara

Vineyard age (year of planting):Corvina 1911,2013 Molinara 1911,2013 Rondinella 1911,2013

Soil Type:morainic


Altitude:150 meters above sea level

Colour:bright ruby red

Nose:Fruity with cherry and hard black cherry notes

Serving temperature (°C):16-18

Match with:pasta dishes, white meat, fresh water fish

Average no. bottles/year:65,000


The yield is approx. 60 hectolitres of wine/hectare.

Vinification and ageing

Destemming and crushing of the clusters, fermentation for 72 hours at 28 degrees Celsius, the temperature is then lowered to 25 degrees Celsius for 24 hours. The wine is racked off and the alcoholic fermentation is completed after 8/10 days at 20 degrees Celsius. Malolactic fermentation. The wine then matures briefly in steel till March.

Wine Producer



Address:Via Sommacampagna, 7 37066 Custoza - Sommacampagna Verona

Owner:Luciano and Franco Piona

Year of establishment:1948

Total annual production:370000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):40

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):40ha Garganega, Fernanda, Trebbianello, Trebbiano, Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella

Vine training system:
Cordon spur

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable.

Harvest period:September/October

Agronomist:Luciano Piona

Oenologist:Franco and Luciano Piona


Azienda Agricola Cavalchina  is located in Custoza, a district of Sommacampagna, province of Verona

The estate was established at the beginning of the 1900s, when the first vineyards were purchased. The cellar was built later and part of it was used as a distillery of grape marc till 1967. In 1962 Cavalchina was the first winery to call the white wine of this area (a blend of  Fernanda, Trebbiano and Garganega grapes) “Custoza” and to sell it in Rome and in Milan, the most important markets of the time. Only the grape varietals that are most suited for the area are grown, yields are kept low and only the best clusters go into the wine that is bottled. Modern technology is used in the cellar, but tradition is also respected. The wines produced are: Bianco di Custoza DOC, Bardolino DOC, Bardolino Chiaretto, Bardolino Superiore DOCG.

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