According to new procedure guidelines that are recently approved, Bardolino will be produced with a blend of maximum 95% Corvina (currently the limit is 80%) and Rondinella with a minimum of 5% and maximum of 40% (currently the minimum is 15%). Other grape varieties cultivated in the area are allowed for the blend, but the maximum is 20% and there’s a 10% limit for each variety.
In total, there are 6670 acres of vineyards in Bardolino with 100 producers of Bardolino and Chiaretto. 15.8M bottles of Bardolino and 9.5M bottles of Chiaretto are produced. Rules specify that the color of Bardolino DOC wines must be “light and bright” ruby red.