Recommendation: Very delicious medium-light Italian red
Winery/Producer: Piccoli Family; Corte Gardoni; Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy.
Grape Variety: 65% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Sangiovese
Geographic Region, Appellation: Bardolino Superiore “Pràdicà”; Veneto, Italy.
Price: $17.10 (with a 10% case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Paired With: Classic Margherita Pizza (See the Corte Gardoni Custoza review for the rest of the dinner)
He said: Crystal clear, ruby red color. Very INTENSE damp earth aromas. Strong, dry, spicy dark cherry taste that carries through a long finish. Smooth as silk and zero taste of the 13% alcohol. PERFECT pairing with the light tomato sauce on the pizza. This is a WOW wine…the aroma, taste and body couldn’t be better with the flavors of the pizza. At $17.10 this doesn’t fit into our “bargain” wine category; however, it’s a spectacular soft and fruity Italian red blend. I strongly recommend this as an outstanding buy.
She said: Having pizza for dinner? Try this wine…it’s an excellent pairing. We had it with margherita pizza and it was perfect with it’s earth bouquet and fruit flavor, smooth texture and medium tannins. Dry, with a medium-long tasty finish. At $17 it is an excellent choice when eating pizza but I would also recommend it just for sipping.