Le Fraghe

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Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Affi, Veneto
People: Matilde Poggi, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Certified Organic

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Le Fraghe 2017 'Camporengo' Garganega, Veneto IGT Login WS 87 In Stock
Le Fraghe 2018 'Rodon' Bardolino Chiaretto (Rose) DOC Login AG 89 WE 91 In Stock
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Wine Spectator: Bardolino? Seriously? Will American consumers embrace Le Fraghe's vision for this once-simple Italian red?
Hawk Wakawaka: Portraits of Bardolino 2 - Matilde Poggi of Le Fraghe
WineStories.com: Le Fraghe's Bardolino

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Matilde Poggi is the owner and winemaker for Le Fraghe, which is one of the most regarded wineries of Bardolino. Located in Cavaion Veronese in the town of Affi, Le Fraghe is in the heart of the Bardolino production zone in Northern Italy. Lake Garda is to the west and Monte Baldo is to the north. The property and its 15th-century stone farmhouse have been in the family since 1880, and Matilde’s first harvest was 1984. She currently has 28 hectares of vines, planted mainly with the Corvina grape. In 2013, Matilde was elected President of the Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Indipendenti (Italian Federation of Independent Grape Growers). Matilde Poggi has three daughters, to whom she’d like to pass on Le Fraghe one day.

The wines of Le Fraghe are food-friendly — very fresh, with fruit, and easy to drink, with not much oak or much alcohol. The wines are elegant and refreshing reflections of the Corvina, Rondinella, and Garganega grapes. Indigenous yeast is used from the vineyards but not in a spontaneous way; Matilde makes a small batch fermentation from the vineyard and then inoculates the rest of the harvest with that yeast. Fermentations are very cold and slow to increase complexity and fresh flavors. The estate has been organic in the cellar since 2012 and in the vineyard since 2009.

Reviews

  • Le Fraghe 2018 'Rodon' Bardolino Chiaretto (Rose) DOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 89 (5/1/2019)

    Luminous onion peel-pink. Juicy grapefruit and ripe apple mingle on the nose and in the mouth with herb and hazelnut nuances. Impressively persistent and decisively stony on the medium-long finish which features a strong note of violet. A blend of Corvina and Rondinella.
  • Le Fraghe 2018 'Rodon' Bardolino Chiaretto (Rose) DOC
    Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 91 (7/1/2019)

    A blend of organically farmed Corvina (80%) and Rondinella (20%), this elegant rosato opens with enticing scents of spring field flower, aromatic herb, ripe peach and a whiff of baking spice. Smooth, bright and juicy, the savory, easy-drinking palate offers wild red berry, tangerine zest and a hint of white pepper alongside tangy acidity.
  • Le Fraghe 2017 'Camporengo' Garganega, Veneto IGT
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87 (6/15/2019)

    This fresh, light-to medium-bodied white offers green almond, lemon curd, orchard blossom and fleur de sel notes. Drink now.