fine Wine Source Wine

July 2017

Cantine Lenotti: According to an enological map dated 1906, the name Lenotti was already known historically for the production of the classic Bardolino wine; at that time, the farm sold wines exclusively in butts (130gallons) or demijohns (8-10gallons). In the following years, until 1968, the farm consistently increased its production of high quality wines. Since 1968, the farm has been bottling and selling wines directly with the main goal of supplying high quality products at competitive prices. From 1971 to 2004 the farm and its facilities have undergone several expansions; the most important of those being implemented in 2004-05, with the Vinifying Unit, the Ageing Unit, and the Bottling Line being modernized. At present, the farm is being managed by the Lenotti Family. All of its members are involved in the business: Parents-Giancarlo (Oenologist, Production Manager, and Facilities Supervisor), Marina (Sales Manager), and their son Claudio (Export Manager). The farm is situated in Bardolino, a town in the north of Italy (25km from Verona), on the banks of Lake Garda; famous for its mild climate, natural beauty, and being Italy’s largest lake. The beneficial effect that the lake exerts on the climate and the geomorphological features of the surrounding hills favor the development of a flourishing agriculture based almost exclusively on grape vine and olive growing. The farm is situated in Bardolino harmoniously with the lake landscape, characterized with lush vineyards and olive groves.

About: The 2016 “Colle die Tigli” is translated as “Ancient Hill of Lime Trees.” The hill in Veneto is 300 meters high and situated in the rolling moraines of Lake Garda’s shore. The soil is gravely of morainic origin, formed glacially through geomorphic processes. Soft pressing of the grapes, short maceration with the skins, immediate separation of the must, fermentation at controlled temperature (59-60degrees), preservation in thermo-conditioned Inox tanks (hermetically sealed), and sterile cold bottling. Designed to be drunk fresh and young!

Varietals: 50% Cortese and 50% Garganega…Guyot Cane-Pruned & Espalier Frame Fixed Vines.

Alcohol: 12.5%.
Tasting NotesLight straw yellow in color with green hues. Fruity intense aroma with hints of peach and apple tied together with a bouquet of flowers, leads to a full bodied, dry, and harmonious finish.

Food Pairings: Perfect with hors d’oeuvres, light first courses of fruit, cheese, and salad, fish & poultry.
Jim Lutfy’s Thoughts: Jumps out of the glass with a bouquet of summer flowers; lively and fresh with zippy acidity, best served with fish or chicken.

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