Lugana wine was a white wine of ancient origin but almost unknown outside its own small production area.
It was discovered by wine lovers no more than 15-20 years ago and is now fast becoming more and more popular, in Italy and also abroad. The Lugana producing area is located on the southern coast of lake Garda.
Lugana is made mainly with a local grape varietal called Turbiana, a grape of unclear orgins.
Lugana wine colour ranges from the typical bright straw yellow to a slightly greenish shade. After only a few years of aging, it acquires its beautiful golden highlights. Thanks to its structure, Lugana is one of the few white wines that is able to age.
A good Lugana wine can easily be stored for 4, 5 years, and even longer if aged in barrels before bottling it.
Lugana has a very intense bouquet yet elegant and well balanced. The palate is dry, fresh extremely pleasant. Perfect as an aperitif or with appetizers, cured meat, salami, and fresh cheese.