Are you a wine enthusiast on the hunt for the perfect rosé to elevate your dining experience? Look no further than Aroma Thyme Bistro, where the magic of Le Fraghe awaits you. As one of the 300+ vineyards personally visited and handpicked by Marcus and Jamie, Aroma Thyme Bistro takes great pride in introducing the latest vintage of the delightful Le Fraghe rosé. Immerse yourself in the essence of Bardolino, where fragole (strawberries) thrive in vineyards nurtured by glacial schist soil. With an organic approach since 2009, Matilde Poggi's wines have gained international acclaim, showcasing elegance over opulence in Bardolino Classico and Bardolino Chiaretto (Rosato) wines. Let's embark on a sensory journey and explore the enchanting flavors of Le Fraghe wines.
The Terroir of Bardolino
Nestled in the Veneto region of northern Italy, Bardolino boasts a unique terroir that contributes to the extraordinary flavors found in Le Fraghe wines. The region's glacial schist soil, which dates back to the Ice Age, imparts a distinctive mineral-rich profile to the grapes. It is here that fragole, or strawberries, thrive, adding a delicate fruitiness to the wines that sets them apart from other rosés. Matilde Poggi recognized the potential of this remarkable terroir and has been harnessing its magic since she began her organic approach to winemaking in 2009.
Matilde Poggi's Organic Winemaking Philosophy
At Le Fraghe, Matilde Poggi adopts an organic and sustainable winemaking philosophy. Her commitment to environmental responsibility and respect for the land is evident in every bottle of Bardolino Classico and Bardolino Chiaretto wine. By eschewing synthetic chemicals and embracing natural practices, she allows the true essence of the vineyards to shine through in each sip. This hands-on approach ensures that only the finest grapes are hand-picked, resulting in wines of exceptional quality.
The Sensory Journey
Le Fraghe's wines are a celebration of simplicity and elegance, crafting wines that focus on the natural fruit flavors and vibrant acidity. The Bardolino Chiaretto (Rosato) is a quintessential benchmark rosé that exudes charm and sophistication. Its light salmon hue allures the eye, while its crisp, refreshing taste dances on the palate. The aroma of fragrant strawberries and delicate florals captures the essence of the region, whisking you away to the sun-kissed vineyards of Bardolino.
The Bardolino Classico, on the other hand, showcases a slightly fuller body and richer fruit profile. Bursting with red berry flavors, it still retains the signature acidity and mineral essence that are hallmarks of Le Fraghe wines. Both wines are carefully vinified in stainless steel, allowing the pure fruit expression to shine through, and resulting in a balanced and harmonious wine.
Pairing with Light, Simple Fare
To fully appreciate the allure of Le Fraghe wines, indulge in the experience of pairing them with light, simple fare. Allow the wines' natural acidity and crispness to complement your meal, enhancing each dish with their refined flavors. Whether it's a fresh garden salad, grilled seafood, or a classic Margherita pizza, the versatility of Le Fraghe wines makes them an excellent companion for a wide array of dishes.
If you're looking to savor the magic of Italy's renowned benchmark rosé, Le Fraghe at Aroma Thyme Bistro is an experience not to be missed. Immerse yourself in the enchanting flavors of Bardolino and let Matilde Poggi's organic approach transport you to the sun-kissed vineyards of northern Italy. With their crisp fruit, vibrant acidity, and mineral-rich profile, Le Fraghe wines are a sensory journey that embodies the elegance and spirit of the region. So, come and indulge in the taste of excellence, and discover the enchanting flavors of Le Fraghe at Aroma Thyme Bistro today!
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