A deep ruby red colour with purplish-blue highlights. The nose is dominated by small woodland berries followed by spicy hints of pepper and wild rose. It is dry and harmonious on the palate, with a winning combination of elegance and easy-drinking style.
It pairs well with all kinds of pasta dishes (with meat, fish or vegetable sauces), risotto and stuffed pasta such as ravioli. It is an excellent accompaniment to soups made with pulses and the Veneto speciality, pasta and bean stew. It also goes well with white and red meat. On Garda Lake, Bardolino is drunk with lake fish dishes, risotto with tench and grilled eel.