Turbiana is a white grape variety that is primarily associated with the Lugana wine region in Italy, where it produces high-quality, aromatic white wines with good aging potential. It is also known as Verdicchio.
Varietal Origin: Turbiana is a grape variety that is primarily grown in the Lombardy and Veneto regions of northern Italy, with its most notable association being with the Lugana wine region, which is located on the southern shores of Lake Garda.
Taste Profile: Turbiana wines are known for their fresh and crisp character, with aromas of citrus, white flowers, and green apples. They are typically medium-bodied with moderate acidity, and can exhibit a mineral-driven, saline note that is often attributed to the unique clay and limestone soils of the Lugana region.
Regional Styles: Turbiana is primarily used to produce dry white wines in the Lugana wine region, where it is made in a variety of styles, from unoaked and stainless-steel fermented wines to those that are barrel-aged for added complexity. Lugana Turbiana wines are highly regarded for their quality, and they are often characterized by their distinctively fresh and crisp profile, with good aging potential. In addition to Lugana, Turbiana is also grown in other parts of Lombardy and Veneto, albeit in smaller quantities