Corte Gardoni Le Fontane Bardolino 2012

Recommendation: A top of the list Quality wine at a Bargain price.

Winery/Producer: Corte Gardoni; Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend: 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella and 10% Other.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Turkey soup; french bread.


    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color. Dark cherry aromas. Smooth, abundant blackberry taste that goes right to the end of the fairly dry spicy finish. VERY nice Italian red wine…everything is good and nothing is bad…the kind of red you could sip all afternoon or easily become the house red. Very food friendly, aromatic, delicious and inexpensive…what more could you ask? For me it’s a top of the list Quality wine at a Bargain price.

    She said: It’s hard to define why I like this wine. There is no one characteristic that sweeps me away but the total experience is very pleasing. A faint fruit bouquet leads to a very mellow red berry flavor and a smooth texture. With a medium body, pleasing acidity, and smooth tannins the wine had a medium long finish and was easy sipping both with dinner and afterwards. It’s a bargain wine and I strongly recommend it.


Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 7 61503 72325 3

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.