A DOC area that lies in the western part of the Veneto region of Italy. The grapes used for these red and rose wines are Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and Negrara—the same blend that makes up the better-known Valpolicella wines, but Bardolino usually is not as full-bodied. Wines labeled Bardolino Classico are made with grapes from a smaller site that is considered of higher quality. Bardolino Chiaretto is the name for the rose wine, which is made in both dry and sparkling versions. Bardolino Novello is a young fresh wine that must be bottled prior to the end of the vintage year, similar to a French Beaujolais Nouveau.