Le Fraghe, Bardolino 2016
Corvina & Rondinella
Matilde Poggi is the owner and winemaker for Le Fraghe in the town of Affi near Lake Garda in the heart of the Bardolino in Northern Italy. The property and its 15th-century stone farmhouse have been in the family since 1880 but Matilde’s first harvest was 1984. The wine’s color is a light ruby red. There is cherry, blueberries and red currants on the nose that blend perfectly with the balsamic and floral notes which emerge later. The wine’s finesse is enhanced by the final notes of spicy black pepper, pleasant acid and soft tannins.