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Which is Italy's largest wine producing region, why and which DOC(G)s are well known?
  • Veneto, because of prosecco and pinot grigio
  • Regions: Soave, Valpolicella, Bardolino, Bianco di Custoza, Lugana
Describe the soils of Valpolicella in the North east of Italy
North of Verona;
  • Foothills north: limestone and clay, or volcanic - cooling effect, higher acidity, slower ripening, more concentrate
  • Flatter south; gravel and sand, less acidity and lower concentration
What is different of Bardolino (superiors) DOC(G) to Valpolicella?
  • Adjacent to Lake Garda - moderating influences
  • Mainly light red and rosé, Corvina blends but may blend up to 20% of other red varieties i.e. Merlot.
  • Rosé is called Chiaretto (Salm colour)
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