Garda Colli Mantovani

Garda Colli Mantovani

45° 9' 23" N


10° 47' 28" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the enchanting landscapes of northern Italy lies the Garda Colli Mantovani DOC, an emblem of the region's rich wine heritage. This wine designation represents an interplay between the pristine environment and the passionate artistry of its winemakers.

The region benefits from a harmonious climate, influenced by the vast Lake Garda. Its gentle breezes and temperate conditions provide an optimal sanctuary for grape cultivation. The soils, enriched by ancient glacial deposits, offer a unique mineral composition that adds depth and character to the wines.

Among the vineyards of Garda Colli Mantovani, a diverse tapestry of grape varieties thrives. The red spectrum is dominated by the likes of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, and Rondinella. Each of these varieties lends its own personality to the wines, from the deep, berry-rich notes of Merlot to the spicy undertones of Carmenère.

On the white side, Chardonnay stands as a testament to the region's versatility. Its crisp and refreshing character is perfectly complemented by other white varieties like Trebbiano, Riesling, and Pinot bianco. Together, they create wines that reflect the sun-kissed terrains and shimmering waters of the lake.

In essence, Garda Colli Mantovani DOC is more than just a wine designation. It’s a celebration of a region, a testament to its environment, and a tribute to the grapes that have flourished under the Italian sun. Every sip tells a story of the land, the people, and the passion that intertwines them.


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Discover Terroir

The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC, located in the Lombardy wine region, encompasses the municipalities of Castiglione delle Stiviere, Cavriana, Monzambano, Bridges on the Mincio, Solferino and Volta Mantovana, all located in the province of Mantua.

The climate is temperate and windy due to the presence of Lake Garda and is characterized by high average summer temperatures and an average annual rainfall of around 700 mm.

The soils of the region are formed by fluvial-glacial sediments, and are loose and permeable. This allows for better surface drainage, but also for the formation of a true groundwater system.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Rondinella

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Riesling, Pinot bianco

The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC, nestled in the Lombardy region of Italy, produces two of the region's most common and beloved wines: Rosso and Bianco.

The Rosso wine is a harmonious blend of various red grape varieties, with a maximum composition of 85%. The prominent grapes include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, and Rondinella, which combine to form a rich and full-bodied wine. The winemakers may also use other authorized red grape varieties to add complexity and unique characteristics to the final blend. The result is an enchanting Rosso wine with a deep ruby color and a bouquet of ripe fruits, subtle spices, and hints of herbs.

On the other hand, the Bianco wine boasts an elegant blend of white grape varieties, carefully crafted to create a balanced and delightful flavor profile. The primary grapes, Chardonnay and Trebbiano (di Soave, Giallo, and/or Toscano), form the foundation of this wine, comprising up to 60% of the blend. To further enhance the wine's nuances, up to 40% Garganega is added, contributing to its fresh and aromatic nature. Additionally, the winemakers have the freedom to incorporate up to 20% other authorized grape varieties, with a maximum of 5% being aromatic grapes. This composition leads to a Bianco wine with a pale straw color and a delicate bouquet of citrus, white flowers, and subtle mineral undertones.

Both the Rosso and Bianco wines from Garda Colli Mantovani DOC reflect the region's dedication to producing exceptional wines that capture the essence of its terroir. These wines are a true expression of the local grape varieties, carefully blended to create captivating and well-balanced flavors that delight wine enthusiasts around the world. Whether you choose the rich and complex Rosso or the elegant and aromatic Bianco, you can savor the true essence of Lombardy in every sip.