Grapes: Grape Trebbiano di Lugana 100
A gentle white from beside Italy's Garda lake, this is
perfumed with spice and ripe lemons that simply intensifies
in the mouth; the texture is lovely, too.
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: partial malolactic
fermentation, fining for 16 months on the yeast and fine
lees, which mostly takes place in steel and the rest of the
time in wooden tonneaux and barriques.
San Benedetto di Lugana, the grapes come from our own
vineyards that are most suitable due to the high content of
white clay. The harvest and selection of the grapes are
done strictly by hand, in small 17 kg. cases. Double bow
Guyot, yield around 8,000 kg. of grapes per hectare,
equivalent to 5,040 litres of wine or 63%. Harvest late in
Stimulating with marine or freshwater fish, it also goes well
with savoury or fatty meat (goose or pork). Interesting with
seasoned and blue cheeses of various kinds and with
elaborate first courses.
‘Complex, long and fascinating,’ began team leader Sarah
Jane Evans MW, who went on to describe a wine that was
‘plump and fleshy, with notes of greengage, gooseberry and
green herbs’, while Savoy Grill’s Matteo Cali enjoyed
‘herbaceous aromas of fresh grass and asparagus, leading
to a fresh palate and a long finish’. Silver Medal, Sommelier
Wine Awards 2019
- White, Crisp, Dry and Refreshing