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Chiaretto Valtenesi DOC, Azienda Agricola Pratello, 2018

750 ml
Grape variety: Gropello, Marzemino, Barbera, Sangiovese
Producer: Azienda Agricola Pratello
Origin: Italy / Lombardia
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Article nr. 35246718
Grape variety: Gropello, Marzemino, Barbera, Sangiovese
Producer: Azienda Agricola Pratello
Origin: Italy / Lombardia


Origin: Italy / Lombardia
Grape variety: Gropello, Marzemino, Barbera, Sangiovese
Maturity: 1 to 3 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Apéro pastries, Vegetable dip, Seafood salad, Vegetable cous-cous, Pizza or Flammkuchen, Salad with vegetables, pulses, pasta
Vinification: short must fermentation, fermentation at low temperatures
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in steel tank
Bottling: filtration
Volume: 12.0 %


Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.


Azienda Agricola Pratello

In Padenghe sul Garda, a small medieval village at the south-western end of Lake Garda, lies the traditional but also progressive Azienda Agricola Pratello.

Vincenzo Bertola directs this agricultural estate, which comprises a total of 100 hectares. 45 hectares of which are planted with vines. In addition, olives, cereals, vegetables and fruit are also grown. Forests and pasture land, on which an Alpaca herd frolics, form part of this estate. The soil, mainly moraine soil with some clay, is loose, stony and dates back to the glacial period. The climate is generally mild and is under the influence of the nearby lake.

Grape varieties


Culinary delight

The designation Groppello derives from the dialect term "Gropo," which means "knot." This name alludes to the appearance of the grapes. It is applied to various vine varieties which bear such knotty grapes, and therefore it does not make sense to talk about a particular Groppello variety.


The all-around culinary companion

The Barbera grape is one of the cornerstones of the Piedmont. It lends its name to three cultivation areas: Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Alba and Barbera di Monferrato. There are fierce rivalries. Thus the vintners of Asti assert that their Barbera is better than those from Alba, because the best sites in Alba are reserved for Barolo and Barberesco. The truth is, there are all kinds of Barbera: young and fruity, ripe and complex, simple or sophisticated. The best representatives are ruby red with pure, sweet cherry fruit, soft body and fresh acidity. They are fantastic culinary companions: there is scarcely any Italian dish with which they do not fit. The variety is well-distributed, thanks to the Italian emigrants in California.


Epitome of Tuscany

Chianti classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino nobile di Montepulciano: the Sangiovese is in each of the classic red wines from Tuscany. For a long time, it was assumed that its birthplace was here. After all, it appeared under various synonyms in Tuscan documents dating from 1600. But in 2004, researchers unveiled that one of its parents originated in Calabria in southern Italy. Today, it is the most planted variety in Italy. In addition to Tuscany, it fares well in Emilia-Romagna, Marche or Umbria. It is an exceptionally lovable wine: its aromas of cherry and plum, violets and spices are complemented by fresh acidity and a juicy texture. It wins people around both as cheerful, drinkable wines with pizza and pasta and as barrel-aged top class wines. Carried by Italian immigrants, it found its way to California and Argentina. However, it does not have the same reputation there.


Mozart’s Inspiration

Around 20 different grape varieties are cultivated in Trentino, Italy, all of which provide extremely varied wines. The red Marzemimo also originates from these vineyards, and it is a grape which even found its way into opera. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stayed frequently in Trentino, and he loved the dark red wines pressed from Marzemino so much that he composed a memorial to the wine for his opera Don Giovanni. His Marzemino aria begins, “Versa il vino! Eccelente Marzemino.”

This inspiring vine has been cultivated since at least Roman times, and its home is surely Italy. While it has been alleged that the grape stems from an Austrian village called Marzemin, there is no such village