If I Could Buy Only One – January 23rd VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”


Monte Del Frá 2019 Bardolino, Veneto, Italy
$16.95, Signature Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Sara d’AmatoWhy am I not drinking Bardolino more often? is the first thing that comes to mind with a sip of Monte del Frá’s delicious 2019 offering. A sure fire happiness trigger to help in these chilly, wearisome lockdown days. Light but flavourful, made from a mix of the local corvina, rondinella and just a hint of sangiovese from the shores of Lake Garda.

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