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Lugana (Italy)

Lugana DOC is a white wine from the coast of Lake Garda.

The main grape is Turbiana.

The production area is on the border of two regions by Lake Garda: Lombardia and Veneto.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Citrus
Apple
Apple
Mandarin
Mandarin
Pineapple
Pineapple

Flowers
Flowers
Almonds
Almonds
Herbs
Herbs
Flint
Flint

Citrus, Apple, Mandarin, and Tropical flavors are typical for Lugana.

In the Nose:
White Flowers. Delicate Almond notes. Hints of Herbs and Salty Minerals.

Age Added Flavors

Ripe Apple
Ripe Apple
Balsamic
Balsamic
Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts
Spices
Spices

Profile

Lugana is cripy and persistent on the palate. Dry, floral and fresh:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium +
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)
Superiore 12-14°C (54-57°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetables
Vegetables
Salami
Salami

Seafood
Seafood
Lake Fish
Lake Fish
Pizza
Pizza
Pasta
Pasta

Lugana is very food friendly.

Italian. International. Vegetarian. Asian. Mexcican. Indian.

Lugana is served as an Aperitif in all wine bars in Verona.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Vegetables.
Antipasti. Tapas. Hors-Oeuvres.
Cured Meat. Charcuterie. Salami.
Lake Fish. Trout. Carp. Bass. Eel.
Asian. Soups. Tom Yum Soup.
Pasta. Pizza. Risotto.

Cheese Pairing:
Fresh Cheese. Goat Cheese.
Mozzarella. Ricotta. Feta. Chèvre.
Soft Cheese. Robiola. Brie.
Cheese Soufflé.

Italian Specialities:
Pasta Salad With Pesto and Prawns.
Seafood Pasta With Garlic and Tomatoes.

If You Like Lugana

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Lugana DOC

DOC = Denominazione di Origine Controllata.

Lugana was one of the first wines to be protected by the Italian wine regulation (1967).

The native grape Turbiana is grown in the southern shores of Lake Garda, in a tiny region called Lugana DOC as the wine. For many years a well kept secret, Lugana wine is today internally exported.

"Drink your Lugana when it is very young, you will enjoy its freshness. Drink you Lugana after two or three years and you will enjoy its completeness. Drink it after ten years and you will be amazed by its composed authoritativeness."

Luigi Veronelli. Italian wine critic.

Lombardia (Lombardy)

Lombardia, in the north of Italy, is one of the richest regions in Europe.

The capital Milano is the largest metropolitan area in Italy with about 10 million inhabitants.

Lombardia is blessed with spectacular lakes: Como, Maggiore, Garda, and Iseo.

Lombardia has 5 DOCG Regions.

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