Lugana – Designation of origin
VINE • Turbiano (Trebbiano di Lugana)
PRODUCTION AREA • San Benedetto di Lugana, the grapes come from the “Le Creete” vineyard, where the soil has a high content of white clay. The harvest and selection of the grapes are done strictly by hand, in small 17 kg. cases.
PLANTING LAYOUT AND YIELD • Double bow Guyot, yield around 9,000 kg. of grapes per hectare, equivalent to 5,700 litres of wine or 63%.
HARVEST PERIOD • End of September, late October.
FINING AND FERMENTATION • Delicate, soft pressing of the whole bunch for most of the production, the rest with gentle destemming by oscillation. Thereafter, a strict protocol of vinification: racking for natural sedimentation, slow, temperature-controlled fermentation (14°/18°); fining for 6/8 months on fine lees.
COLOUR • Warm, golden, intense straw-yellow.
NOSE • Enveloping, immediate exotic hints, pineapple and grapefruit. The development is very pleasurable, with remarkable mineral sensations.
PALATE • This is a wine of remarkable subtlety which does not renounce character. Richness, continuity and equilibrium fully satisfy the expectations of the taste buds. A persistent wine with good minerality and satisfying flesh.
FOOD • Marine and freshwater fish emphasise the features of the wine. It goes very well with first courses of pasta or rice, it also provides pleasurable sensations when consumed with strongly flavoured, seasoned cheeses.
MINIMUM ALCOHOL CONTENT • 12.5% volume
SERVING TEMPERATURE • 10°/12°