Lake Garda is synonymous with summer and holidays; therefore in this area they can not lack wines that contains an inevitable baggage of freshness and lightness. In the hilly areas that have developed all around following the melting of the Alpine glaciers, there are various designations, each with its own particularities. Let's start from the province of Verona and proceed in a clockwise direction.
On the east side, in province of Verona, we find Bardolino DOC and Bardolino Superiore DOCG - ambassadors of a well-known assemblage made of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella - and Bianco di Custoza DOC, a white mainly based on Trebbiano Toscano, Trebbianello (which is another name for Friulano), Garganega and Bianca Fernanda (ie Cortese).
South of the lake, in province of Brescia, we find Garda Colli Mantovani DOC, San Martino della Battaglia DOC and Lugana DOC. This one, based on Trebbiano di Soave grapes, enhances a dry white wine, ready to drink but with a soft taste.
The western side of the lake, always in province of Brescia, is home to the Riviera del Garda Classico DOC, a designation that includes various wines, white, rosé and red, produced in the still, semi-sparkling and sparkling typologies. The most famous types are the Chiaretto, based on Gropello, the Gropello vinified in purity and the Valtenesi sub-zone.