What wines are best with the local Garda cuisine?
There are many wines to choose from.
Bardolino is the symbol of wine culture on the eastern lakeside. It is a light red wine which is suitable throughout the meal and with local fish dishes. Another interesting red is Garda Corvina, made entirely from corvina grapes, also used for Bardolino and Valpolicella. The western side of the lake produces a Garda classico Groppello (the Riserva is truly exceptional), whilst towards Mantova the best-known wine is Garda Merlot. Valdadige rosso is another famous wine, made on the foothills of Monte Baldo.
There are two rosé wines, both excellent in the summer: Bardolino Chiaretto on the eastern side and Garda Classico Chiaretto to the west.