Veneto, IT

Uniquely, the winery and estate of Lenotti fall only meters away from the coast of the impressive Lake Garda, the apex of Veneto, Lombardy and Emilia Romagna and the border of the Bardolino DOC. Even considering its origins as the young, Italian Beaujolais equivalent, Bardolino here is the noble wine. This is where Lenotti excels, their Bardolino is freshness personified, vibrant and singing with red fruits and spices. Along with this, our joint project of three young bistro wines—white, rose and red—build for pure, simple enjoyment. 

The sand here plays a big part in the character of the wines, as well as the unique ‘almost maritime’ climate offered by the enormous lake to the West. Even at very little altitude, the temperature is diurnal, offer-ing plenty of cooling breeze throughout the night. 

Surprisingly, our favourite wines from the estate are the young ones, those made for early drinking and almost all produced in stainless steel and often with some carbonic element. We do know one thing, and it’s that there’s always an assurance that the wines from Lenotti are brimming with the bright fruited characters offered by their location by Lake Garda