- Province of origin: Bardolino,
- Year established: 1984
- Owning families: Matilde Poggi
- Winemaker: Matilde Poggi
- Production: 125.000 Bottles
- 28 ha Hectares Under Vine
- Certified organic viticulture
Le Fraghe is owned and operated by the talented and very energetic Matilde Poggi.
Her commitment to quality shows through not only across the range of Le Fraghe wines but somehow Matilde finds the time to fill the role as President of the Italian Federation of Independent Vine growers.
The level of acceptance of Le Fraghe wines in Perth over the past couple of years has been quite a revelation, with the focus on a quite fresh and crisp Bardolino and a refreshing, well made Chiaretto [Rose] – the Chiaretto Revolution is making an impact in WA. So even though Bardolino is little known in our market, there is always interest in well made wines that are reasonably priced and Le Fraghe ticks both of these boxes.
‘Bardolino’ the region sits between the south eastern shores of Lago di Garda and Valpolicella, to the north west of Verona and both the Chiaretto and Bardolino are made from local varieties Corvina and Rondinella. The wines are light to medium bodied with great purity of fruit and sufficient structure to pair well with food – Bardolino and Slow Cooked Lamb as an example.
Le Fraghe has been a consistent ‘tre bicchieri’ winner over the past three years, one of only two from Bardolino in the current edition of the Italian wine guide. Gambero Rosso.
Assuming that Bardolino is growing in awareness and recognition with wine consumers globally then credit needs to be given to winemakers such as Matilde Poggi for consistently showing the level of quality that is possible.