Notes: Hawthorn Peach Lychee Mandarin
Body: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 13%
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Maker: Paladin Wines
Fermentation: Steel Only
Asian Food Pairing: Otoro, black cod
Western Food Pairing: Grilled fish & seafood
Casa Lupo Lugana DOC 2021
Lugana has become a must in the Lake Garda region, where it originated. This white wine, made from the Trebbiano grape variety, has a pronounced juiciness, freshness and richness of fruit. Aromas of peach and lychee, which is joined by a pleasant note of citrus fruits including mandarin. In addition, aromas of hawthorn, broom, peach and a characteristic note of almond are perceived. It has great fullness with well-integrated acidity and a long, fine mineral finish.
The vineyards of doc Lugana are located between Veneto and Lombardy, overlooking Lake Garda and cultivated at an average altitude of 80-100 meters above sea level. Turbiana, also called Trebbiano di Lugana is an autochthonous vine, with a strong territorial imprint, which is born on calcareous and clayey soils and benefits from the breezes of the Lake and the typically Mediterranean climate that characterizes the area. Grapes harvested at full ripeness in September and very talented soil give a fresh and structured product, with great aging capacity.
After a soft pressing, the short cold maceration begins in contact with the skins, where precious primary aromas of the grapes are extracted. The alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature lasts about 12 days and precedes aging in steel containers for a few months. Here, thanks to the batonnage technique, the noble sediments are put back into suspension, which give the wine the typical characteristics of roundness and longevity.