Country: Italy Region: Lugana, Lombardia
Varietal: 100% Turbiana
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Cá dei FratiThe Dal Cero family has transformed their Cà dei Frati property into a model Italian estate over the past two decades...
Back in 1987, they had 12 hectares of vineyard but now, following the purchase of a large chunk of prime vineyard in 2008, they have 140 hectares. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality, and today they remain the best producers in Lugana. The family have recently retraced their roots back to the eastern province of Verona to the Lessinia hills to create their interpretation of Amarone.
An exceptional harvest followed by a long ripening period. The wines from 2016 have less concentration and lower alcohol content than other years but more fruit with richer aromas.
The must was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and unoaked to maximise its fresh fruit character. The wine remained on the lees in stainless steel tanks for six months before bottling.
Light yellow in colour with a concentrated but fresh perfume of white flowers, peaches and ripe lemons. On the palate it has excellent depth and balance, with lovely richness and a crisp, lively finish.
Food Matches: Aperitif / Shellfish / Mussels / Hors d'Oeuvres