BENACO BRESCIANO IGT

Descrizione

Lake Garda was once knows as Benaco or Benacus, a name of Celtic origin derived from the term “bennacus” or “horned”, referring to the various headlands of the lake. The name Garda, the name given to the lake in documents dating back to the eighth century, is the evolution of the Germanic word “warda” meaning “guard” or “place of observation”. It’s not known who introduced it to farming or when, but the oldest plough built by man was found in the hills surrounding Lake Garda. Wine cultivation and production was introduced to the Brescia area in the 5th century by the Etruscans. However, according to documentation, we know that as early as the first century they drank “Rhaetian wine” during their banquets, one of Emperor Augustus’ favourite wines.

 

Nowadays, the vines originally used for the Benaco Bresciano IGT are grown throughout Brescia: in Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Lonato, Pozzolengo, Calvagese della Riviera, Bedizzole, Prevalle, Muscoline, Padenghe del Garda, Soiano del Lago, Moniga del Garda, Polpenazze del Garda, Manerba del Garda, Puegnago del Garda, San Felice del Benaco, Salò, Roè Volciano, Gardone Riviera, Gavardo, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine and Limone sul Garda. 


The differenct types if this IGT wine:

 

  • · The IGT Benaco Bresciano white wine, even in the sparkling and sweet wines, contains one or more of the following varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Riesling, Italian Riesling, Trebbiano di Soave, Trebbiano toscano, Pinot gris or Incrocio Manzoni.
  • · The IGT Benaco Bresciano red wine, also the new red, is made from one or more of the following varieties: Groppello, Marzemino, Barbera, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot noir or Rebo.
  • Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Trabbiano and Incrocio Manzoni – all white wines made from at least 85% of the respective grape varieties.
  • · The IGT Benaco Bresciano specifically with one of the following grape varieties - Marzemino, Barbera, Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Rebo – these are red wines compound made from at least 85% of the respective grape varieties.

 

The alcohol content ranges from 10% for white wines, 15% for the sweet wine, whereas the sparkling wine and ‘new’ wine have a minimum of 10% and 11% respectively. The colours vary greatly: from straw yellow white wine to the slightly more golden colour of the sweet wine; from the brilliant ruby red of the ‘new’ red wine to the intense red of the Cabernet.

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Lake Garda was once knows as Benaco or Benacus, a name of Celtic origin derived from the term “bennacus” or “horned”, referring to the various headlands of the lake. The name Garda, the name given to the lake in documents dating back to the eighth century, is the evolution of the Germanic word “warda” meaning “guard” or “place of observation”. It’s not known who introduced it to farming or when, but the oldest plough built by man was found in the hills surrounding Lake Garda. Wine cultivation and production was introduced to the Brescia area in the 5th century by the Etruscans. However, according to documentation, we know that as early as the first century they drank “Rhaetian wine” during their banquets, one of Emperor Augustus’ favourite wines.

 

Nowadays, the vines originally used for the Benaco Bresciano IGT are grown throughout Brescia: in Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Lonato, Pozzolengo, Calvagese della Riviera, Bedizzole, Prevalle, Muscoline, Padenghe del Garda, Soiano del Lago, Moniga del Garda, Polpenazze del Garda, Manerba del Garda, Puegnago del Garda, San Felice del Benaco, Salò, Roè Volciano, Gardone Riviera, Gavardo, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine and Limone sul Garda. 


The differenct types if this IGT wine:

 

  • · The IGT Benaco Bresciano white wine, even in the sparkling and sweet wines, contains one or more of the following varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Riesling, Italian Riesling, Trebbiano di Soave, Trebbiano toscano, Pinot gris or Incrocio Manzoni.
  • · The IGT Benaco Bresciano red wine, also the new red, is made from one or more of the following varieties: Groppello, Marzemino, Barbera, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot noir or Rebo.
  • Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Trabbiano and Incrocio Manzoni – all white wines made from at least 85% of the respective grape varieties.
  • · The IGT Benaco Bresciano specifically with one of the following grape varieties - Marzemino, Barbera, Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Rebo – these are red wines compound made from at least 85% of the respective grape varieties.

 

The alcohol content ranges from 10% for white wines, 15% for the sweet wine, whereas the sparkling wine and ‘new’ wine have a minimum of 10% and 11% respectively. The colours vary greatly: from straw yellow white wine to the slightly more golden colour of the sweet wine; from the brilliant ruby red of the ‘new’ red wine to the intense red of the Cabernet.

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Pairings

Classic wine pairings are recommended, white wine is recommended for light and delicate dishes, whereas red wines are suggested for red meat and more elaborate dishes. The sweet wine goes well with desserts and cheeses.

Curiosity

List of Benaco Bresciano IGT Producers

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