The Lugana wine region should not be confused with Lake Lugano. The region is in fact located at another famous water: Lake Garda. The Doc Lugana is located exactly south of the Garda Lake and belongs to the larger and versatile Lombardy wine region. Lombardy has a wide variety of DOCs on red and white wines: From Franciacorta, with its champagnes look-a-likes wines, via Valpolicella, Soave, Bardolino, Valtelinna to the trendy Teroldego Rotaliano and the world-famous Amarone wines.

The vineyards

Most of the Lugana vineyards stretch from the village of Desenzano to Peschiera. The soil here has a clay-like structure with a high content of lime. It is rich in mineral salts which is clearly recognizable in the aromas of the wine. The wines can achieve a high level of ripeness and also achieve optimum complexity that is not achieved anywhere else with the trebbiano grape. All Lugana wines must be made for at least 90% of Trebrianno Grapes. The concentrated white fruit and floral aromas in the nose, together with the beautiful structure and the surprisingly delicate acidity in the aftertaste, make for an “almost non-Italian” complex white wine.

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