Country: Italy Region: Piemonte
Varietal: Cortese Vintage: 2020
Category: White Wine Style: Dry
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."
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:13