Country: Italy Region: Piemonte Vintage: 2015
Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: La Giustiniana
"Donato Lanati, one of Italy's best consultants, began working with La Giustiniana at the beginning of 1998. His indelible stamp of quality is evident in all this estate's wines. The changes wrought in the winery by Lanati are now being matched with the improvements being made in the vineyard, where better grapes are giving purer, richer and better balanced wines. The entire estate covers 110 hectares in the heart of the commune of Rovereto in Gavi, of which 40 are under vine. Two single vineyard wines are produced, both of which are unoaked so the character of each vineyard shines through in the glass.
The 'Lugarara' is always the more open and forward of the two wines. The wine's aromas of stone fruit and lime peel are immediately beguiling, making this one of our most widely sold wines. The 'Montessora', more backwards and minerally, has greater intensity and needs longer to show off its best. It will age easily for up to a decade or more."
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Matteo Zerbo
Lugarara is a single vineyard at around 300 metres above sea level. Soils are grey marl with loose, sandy topsoil. The vines are Guyot trained and planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare.
The grapes were handpicked and upon arrival at the winery, they were gently pressed, then cool fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 16°C. Unoaked, the wine was bottled in the spring following the harvest.
Straw-yellow with a greenish hue. The wine's aromas of white fruit, stone fruit and lime zest are immediately beguiling and followed by a subtle yet persistent bouquet of green apples. The palate is well balanced with a fresh acidity and good structure. Pleasant almond notes linger on the finish.
Food Suggestion: Enjoy with seafood especially crustaceans, light meats and pasta with light sauces.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 13% Acidity [g/l]: 5.9