Exploring the wines of Lugana
Not surprisingly, since Roman times, Benaco was an area suitable for spending holidays. In this context of historical environmental derivation, from the poet Catullo who praised Sirmione in his poems and lived there, up to the multitudes of tourists who flock to the Garda shores today, Lugana wine has found special roots useful to stimulate continuous and further proactive ferments in this geographical district generous in taste, hospitality and tradition.
Lugana is made from the Turbiana grape variety
The Turbiana vine is an autochthonous variety and unique in phenological, agronomic and oenological properties; the wine brings together uncommon characteristics that reveal its exclusivity. It is a white wine that you can buy and drink when it is still fresh in the vintage, or with a good aging capacity; you can try to forget bottles in a corner of the cellar and get a gift a few years later by tasting and rediscovering them. Lugana can be found in five variations which enhance the different and various organoleptic components of the product and significantly expand the range of possible combinations.
The five types of Lugana wine
LUGANA – Acidity and flavor with a balance between floral and citrus notes; linear and vibrant. Served with typical dishes of the region, such as tench, carp, frog and vegetable risotto; it is excellent with fish dishes and pike.
LUGANA SUPERIORE – In its gustatory DNA, ripe fruit and spices, which offers greater complexity and when aged in wood it takes on the light notes of hazelnut in a structured and persistent harmony. Taste Lugana Superiore with white meats or lightly seasoned and creamy cheeses.
LUGANA RISERVA – Even more mature and with bright chromatic tones, there are advanced and complex aromas, balsamic reflections and smoked cues, flint. It goes well with roasted pork or structured first courses.
LUGANA LATE HARVEST – New interpretation of a traditional style thanks to the “overripe” and dried grapes to create concentrated and balanced wine with notes of candied lemon and honey. Special sweetness balanced by solid structure and decisive acidity. We recommend the Late Harvest with blue and aged cheeses, enjoy it as a contemplation wine to end an evening.
SPARKLING LUGANA – Two winemaking methods. Charmat, young and easy to drink, ideal for a fresh aperitif and Classic Method, elegant with more complex aromas and scents.