The Lugana I Frati is a white wine made with Turbiana grapes by the Ca dei Frati winery in Northern Italy, next to Garda Lake. The 2018 vintage is an elegant medium-body yellow wine that offers charming lemony perfumes. My palate tasted crisp notes of lemon with hints of apricots and discrete buttery sensations. This wine is grown in steel on the fine lees for minimum 6 months, followed by 2 months in the bottle. I discovered the Lugana area wines during a lunch in Northern Italy next to Lago di Garda and always like to appreciate this type of delicate and aromatic wine again when I have a meal based on freshwater fishes.
Producer: Azienda. Agricola, Cà dei Frati, Via Frati, 22, 25019 Lugana di Sirmione (BS), Italy
Grape varieties: Turbiana
Price range: Medium
Tasting date(s): May 2020