Maggio 2011 | Wine blog
Fulvio Benazzoli Bardolino Chiaretto Spumante Brut 2010. Pale salmon pink with fine persistent perlage. The bouquet is fresh, with wild strawberries and some minty herbal notes laced with sweetness of strawberry jam. Quite fresh. On the palate it’s lively, with bright mineral strawberry fruit supported by both sparkle and by some mineral acidity, and flows into a long peppery finish with some pungency from the sparkle. Quite pleasant in a fresh lively key and will work very well with simple pasta dishes or risotti — vegetable based, with fish — and will also be nice with creamy main courses, while one could push it into service with pizza too. In short, versatile, and one could also drink it lightly chilled far from the table. Worth seeking out.