Wine Detail

Bardolino Chiaretto

Wine name:Bardolino Chiaretto


Zone:Custoza (Sommacampagna, province of Verona)

Vineyard extension (hectares):7

Blend:55% Corvina 35% Rondinella 10% Molinara

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

Soil Type:Morainic


Altitude:160 meters above sea level

Colour:Light pink

Nose:Floral, golden delicious apples

Flavour:Sapid, full, citrus fruit, apple, peach, slightly bitter finish

Serving temperature (°C):10

Match with:As an aperitif, fish dishes, salame, cured meats, truffle

Average no. bottles/year:70,000


The clusters are picked two weeks before the grapes used for the production of red wine. The yield is approx. 60 hectolitres of wine/hectare.

Vinification and ageing

Vinification in steel. Brief maceration with the skins for 12/24 hours at 8/10 degrees Celsius. Clarification of the must. Fermentation for 15/18 days at 18 degrees Celsius. No malolactic fermentation

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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