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Winery Il Pignetto

Loc. Pignetto, 108 - 37012 Bussolengo (Vr), tel +39 0457151232 - ilpignetto@cantinailpignetto.com

On the outlying reaches of the Moreniche Hills which face Lake Garda we find the Il Pignetto winery, whose views through its vineyards lead on to the beautiful city of Verona.

On the outlying reaches of the Moreniche Hills which face Lake Garda we find the Il Pignetto winery, whose views through its vineyards lead on to the beautiful city of Verona. Here we are in Bardolino wine territory, one of the great names of Venetian winemaking.

For three generations the Morando family have been producing wine, with the passion of those looking to unite the tradtional way of vine cultivation with modern technology, though using the most natural biological methods, both in the growing and production. The results speak for themselves: fine Bardolino Doc, Bardolino Chiaretto Doc and the white Bianco di Custoza Doc.

Situated near Lake Garda and near the artistic city of Verona the vineyard is in an ideal location for a visit during your holiday in the region. The vineyard also provides the possibility for organised parties and tourism. Groups can avail themselves of the opportunity to have guided wine tastings, accompanied by delicious local specialities, allowing you to really sample the true flavour of the Il Pignetto winery. Enhancing the tasting of the il Bardolino Doc, Bardolino Chiaretto Doc and Bianco di Custoza Doc. Groups of 25+ people can have live music. The facilities are available throughout the year by pre-booking.

Bardolino wine is one of the Veneto's greatest treasures: come and try it!

Recommended Wines:

  • Bardolino Doc: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Sangiovese. Table red wine. Colour: rubin red. Fragrance: light winy and fragrant. Flavour: dry, light. mellow, elegant but savoury with light bitterish aftertaste. Serve: at 16°/18°C. Good for first course or light meat. Alcoholic Gradation: 12% vol.
  • Bardolino Chiaretto Doc: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Sangiovese. Table rosè wine. Colour: bright rose. Fragrance: elegant and subtle, floral with fruit marks. Serve at 10°/12°C. for light and refined dishes, perfect for particular times. Alcoholic Gradation: 12% vol.
  • Bianco di Custoza Riserva 218 Doc: Garganega, Trebb. Toscano, Tocai Friulano, Cortese. Table white wine. Colour: pale straw-yellow. Fragrance: elegant and intense, fruit with flower-marks. Serve at 8°/10°C. for aperitif or for light dishes or fishes. Alcoholic Gradation: 13% vol.
  • Bianco di Custoza Doc 2: Garganega, Trebb. Toscano, Tocai friulano, Cortese, Chardonnay e Riesling. Colour: light yellow. Flavour: harmonious and wide, elegant, soft and lightly aromatic. Serve at 10°/12° C. It accompanies capacities of fish or plates from the delicate savour. Alcoholic Gradation: 12,5% vol.