Valtènesi is the historical name of the hilly area west of Lake Garda and, since 2011, it has also become the name of the controlled denomination of origin (DOC) of the wines of the area.
The Valtènesi doc provides two types of wine based on Groppello which must be present in a percentage between 50 and 100%:
1. Valtènesi, a red wine;
2. Valtènesi chiaretto.
The production area consists of the territory of the historic Valtènesi municipalities (San Felice, Puegnago, Manerba, Polpenazze, Moniga, Soiano, Padenghe) extended to the circle of morainic hills behind with soils with similar pedological characteristics.
Summarizing: the hills between Salò and Desenzano.
Valtènesi is a bright red wine with ruby reflections, has a fresh, fragrant aroma with aromas reminiscent of the rose, small red fruits and typical sweet spicy notes such as cinnamon and cloves and a round and balanced savory taste with a salty background and notes slightly almond.
Valtènesi Chiaretto, a new and more rigorous interpretation of an oenological exclusivity of the Brescia Riviera of Lake Garda focused on the Groppello grape.
It’s perfect with savory first courses, meat of all types and medium-aged cheeses.