Ca dei Frati, 'I Frati' Lugana, 75cl

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Considered to be one of the best producers in Lugana owning a substantial area of vineyards, Cà dei Frati produces exceptional quality wines. Excellent depth, layers of flavour ranging from white peach to almond blossom and lemons.

Pale yellow in colour with a concentrated but fresh perfume of white flowers, peaches, spice and candied fruits. `I Frati` Lugana 2020 has an excellent depth and balance, and a crisp, saline finish.

The secret to the success of the Cà dei Frati wines is outstanding vineyards. Most producers in the zone overcrop and train the vines high. At Cà dei Frati, the vines are trained low, on single or double Guyot, newer vineyards have a higher density of planting, and yields are well below the average for the zone. Vines are 10 to 35 years old. In Lugana, the Turbiana grape is grown on the glacial soils just to the south of Lake Garda. The warmer days give wines with more weight and intensity than those from 60 kilometres to the east. The cool nights, thanks to the moderating influence of the lake, ensure the grapes retain aroma and acidity.

Grapes were hand picked and selected in the vineyards. Once arrived at the winery, they are pressed with a pneumatic press.The must was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve its natural fresh fruit character. The wine then matured on its lees in 500HL stainless steel tanks for six months, before spending a further two months in bottle before release.

Turbiana

2019

Lugana, Italy

ABV: 13%