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Zenato Lugana Riserva 'Sergio Zenato' 2017

The flagship white of the Zenato family
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Primary Notes: Basil Apple / Pear Peach Melon, starfruit, Lemon & Lime, Spring florals Oyster-y

Secondary Notes: Vanilla Honeyed Brioche

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin:

Alcohol (%): 13.5

Origin: Veneto, Italy

Maker: Zenato

Grape: Trebbiano

Fermentation: Slight Wood

Awards: >95 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served between 9–10 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Tempura,

Western Food Pairing: Pair with pasta in white sauces, rotisserie chicken, veal scallopini, calamari, and scampi.

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Zenato Lugana Riserva 'Sergio Zenato' 2017

The flagship white of the Zenato family. Zenato Lugana Riserva 'Sergio Zenato' is a testament to the family's dedication to indigenous grape varieties and is only produced in certain vintages that ensure the longevity of this vine. From the beginning, Sergio Zenato had great faith in the Lugana. He was so pleased with the result that he put his signature on the label.
Light golden colour. The bouquet delivers intense aromas of spring florals, lemon citrus, white plum, exotic tropical fruit and vanilla. The rich palate has a substantial, balanced and mineral taste. Flavours of starfruit, melon, white peach and apple are at the fore, with strokes of lemon and lime citrus, honey, vanilla spice and buttery oak. Closes with a persistent stoney mineral finish.




100% Trebbiano di Lugana. The grapes for this wine come from the oldest vines on Zenato's Podere Massoni estate. The vineyard has an altitude of 50 metres and a southeast exposure. The vines are on average 50-years-old and grow in chalky-clay soils with a guyot training system.



Harvesting by hand and a careful selection of grapes. Fermentation takes place for 21 days at a controlled temperature of 17°C in 50 hl French oak barrels. After this, the wine ages in 54hl French oak casks for 8 months. Before its release to the world, the wine undergoes an additional 12 months of bottle refinement.
Top Tip: An ideal white for aging.



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AWARDS & ACCOLADES





  This has a distinctly nutty nose with cooked apple and marmalade on toast. It’s full-bodied with firm texture and a very long finish. Toasted-walnut, smoked-almond and jack-fruit notes linger. Wax and lemon-curd undertones, too. Such depth and length.

- FOUR STARS
- FOUR GRAPES
- FOUR ROSES

- THREE STARS

  Rich flavors of star fruit and roasted fig are set in this well-cut, medium- to full-bodied white, framed by sleek acidity. There’s a subtle chalk-tinged undertow, with hints of citrus peel, dried thyme, graphite and spicy playing on the lightly juicy finish.
- 91 POINTS
 Evolved but attractive bouquet. Great texture and concentration on the palate; plenty of stone fruit flavours. Long finish.

- 91 POINTS

Spring flower, vanilla and toasted oak aromas shape the nose along with whiffs of beeswax. The aromas follow through to the creamy palate, along with yellow apple and lemon drop. Fresh acidity lifts the rich flavors.

- 87 POINTS