Seasonal Course Harvest 2015

Thanks to a winter full of rain (sometimes snowfalls) the vines wake up into a mild spring with a good supply of water available.

Budding was anticipated since last year, as well as the flowering began after the middle of May, which was followed by an excellent ripening of the grapes.

The climatic elements that made this year an excellent vintage were: the heat, especially in summer, with temperatures above average, and the low rainfall for quite some time.

The atmospheric conditions have avoided the diseases on the vineyard, mainly “peronospera” and “oidio”, therefore almost all Italian vineyards have enjoyed an unusual health, with clusters that the harvest occurred very healthy, carrying out a limited number of special treatments.

After mid-August the situation is a bit changed with providential rainfall that have lowered the temperature and established the ideal conditions for ripening (hot during the day and cold at night).

Therefore, the vintage 2015 has allowed us to collect healthy and ripe grapes with higher sugar content, compared with the past years. The wines produced, taking into account the circumstances, show just already the excellent quality levels reached.

White wines have clean and varietal aromas, who trained with well-conducted fermentation at controlled temperature. The extracts are higher than last year and the acidity is contained.

Red wines, especially, are the ones who have enjoyed more the positive course of this favorable season and are colorful, filled mostly with mature tannins and consequently softer.

The grapes that are drying for the production of Amarone and Recioto have also reached strength and thick skin this year. In the “Fruttaio” (drying room) it is being rarely used the special dehumidification systems because the low external humidity has allowed a natural, slow and regular drying process so far.

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Gold Medal "Roccolo del Lago"

We are glad to inform you that the Bardolino Classico DOC 2014 of our “Azienda Agricola Roccolo del Lago”, for second consecutive year, has got the Gold Medal at the “Concorso enologico Bardolino 2015”, significant competition that rewards the best wines of the area.

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Silver Medal at "Le Mondial du Rosé" 2015

We are glad to announce that our Bardolino Chiaretto Roccolo del Lago 2014 obtained the silver medal in the 2015 International competition "Le Mondial du Rosé", important meeting organized by the union of French winemakers.

The contest has the objective to highlight the intrinsic qualities of rosé wines and enhance the mosaic of colors and the richness of the tasting notes. 900 wines in the tasting from over 28 countries, judged by 50 known wine-tasters and experts, not only French.

Our rosé wine, result of the important collaboration between the Giuseppe Campagnola S.p.A. and Tenuta Agricola Francesco Righetti gets for the second time the silver medal in this competition, increasing even more its success and reputation in Italy and worldwide.

Campagnola at Vinitaly 2015

Campagnola has the pleasure to announce that will be present at the 49th edition of Vinitaly, that will be held in Verona from 22nd to 25th March 2015.

We look forward to meet you at our stand D6 in Hall 4 where you can find our latest news and where you can enjoy a preview of all the wines from the new vintage.