Uncork a Winner: Ca’ de’ Rocchi Bardolino Chiaretto DOC

Cantine TinazziIn the fertile hills overlooking Lake Garda, in the province of Verona in Italy’s northeastern region of the Veneto, lie the sprawling vineyards of Cantina Tinazzi, one of four award-winning estates that make up the greater Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi.

Traded domestically and internationally, Cantina Tinazzi, located in Lazise, boasts three distinct lines: Selezione di FamigliaCa’ de’ Rocchi and Le Due Giare.

It is within the Ca’ de’ Rocchi line that we find our national gold-medal rosato (rosé): Bardolino Chiaretto “Campo delle Rose” DOC.

Bardolino Chiaretto "Campo delle Rose" DOC | ©Tom Palladio Images  Ca' de Rocchi Bardolino Chiaretto DOC | ©Tom Palladio Images

A blend of Corvina (70%), Rondinella (10%) and Molinara (20%), Bardolino Chiaretto “Campo delle Rose”DOC, is bright rose petal in color.

Bardolino Chiaretto "Campo delle Rose" DOC | ©Tom Palladio Images  Bardolino Chiaretto "Campo delle Rose" DOC | ©Tom Palladio Images

It has an elegant and fruity fragrance with floral hints of blossoming roses. Delicate on the palate, it has a flavorful and smooth taste with good acidity.

Peppers and cherry tomatoes on the grill | ©Tom Palladio Images  Bardolino Chiaretto paired with Vitello Tonnato | ©Tom Palladio Image

Bardolino Chiaretto “Campo delle Rose” DOC pairs well with light appetizers, antipasti, pizza and grilled vegetables; first course dishes of summer-fresh pasta and seafood risotti; and, marries well with main courses of fish — fresh and saltwater varieties — and white meats.

Best served chilled at 9-10°C in a tulip-shaped glass.


©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

The Palladian Traveler Borsalino over Red&White | ©Tom Palladio Images


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Tom swapped his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "cappello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via TravelingBoy.com and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. I never appreciated rose until one summer when I was staying with my s-i-l in Provence. She and her husband have an incredible cellar but it was so hot, we couldn’t even drink their wonderful reds. But the roses tasted great.



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