Santa Sofia Lugana DOC

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A rather intense straw colour with brilliant greenish hues, it is endowed with a fine, elegant nose, a floral potpourri of yellow gorse and mauve wisteria flowers, followed by pleasant almond and mineral notes.

The palate, perfectly balanced, has good alcohol content and a gentle acidity, leading on to the same “gravelly” impressions detected on the nose.

The finish is very clean, long and sapid, with some citrus notes and a delicate hint of almond.

Production area The southern shores of Lake Garda. Vineyards planted on post-glacial marl in the countryside surrounding Peschiera del Garda.

Grape varieties Trebbiano di Lugana (100%).

Yield 100 kg of grapes yield 65 litres of wine.

Total acidity 5.5-6‰.
Dry extract 24-25‰.

Ageing In stainless steel tanks.

Refining About 3 months in the bottle.

Serving temperature 8-10° C.

Recommended food pairings When young, Lugana pairs well with both lake- and sea-fish dishes: fried anchovies, boiled sea bass and prawns; riper bottles are the ideal complement for oilier fish and more sophisticated dishes: broiled eel, roasted tench, mussel impepata and grilled lobster. At its peak, it makes a most successful match with white meat, especially roasted rabbit.

Longevity 3-4 years.

Santa Sofia’s Lugana bottles left resting on their side in a cool, dark environment can however continue to evolve and improve for over a decade!

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Abv 13.0
Vintage 2016
Size 75cl
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