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Ca dei Frati Brolettino Lugana DOC

Ca dei Frati Brolettino Lugana DOC

White | 2022 | Italy, Lombardy | 13.5%

Ca dei Frati's single vineyard, oak aged Lugana.
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Pale gold in colour, this wine opens with aromas of stone fruits, rose and a touch of vanilla spice from the oak ageing. The palate has rich peach and apple characters, with a creamy, honeyed texture lifted by stony minerality. It is intense and concentrated with a fresh finish.

Product Details

Type White
Origin Italy, Lombardy
Vintage 2022
Size 0.75 l
ABV 13.5%
Grape Turbiana
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Cork

Production Notes

Grapes were hand picked and selected in the vineyards and once arrived at the winery were pressed with a pneumatic press. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. The wine remained in stainless-steel tanks, on its fine lees, for six months and it then was transferred to small barriques for another six months. Prior to release, the wine aged for two further months in the bottle.

Producer Information

The Dal Cero family has transformed their Ca’ dei Frati property, situated on the southern shores of Lake Garda, into a model Italian estate over the past two decades. Back in 1987, they had 12 hectares of vineyard but now, following the purchase of a large area of prime vineyard sites in 2008, they have over 200 hectares. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality, and today they remain the best producer in Lugana.

The quality of the wines is attributable directly to Igino Dal Cero’s obsession with detail. All their fruit is picked by hand and he ensures there is no skin contact as he wants to retain the delicate perfumes and enhance the supple texture of the whites. Igino has changed his mind on malolactic fermentation and now inhibits it in order to give the wine the lift he feels it benefits from. He is now convinced that a period of ageing on lees post fermentation gives greater richness on the palate as well as the wonderful flintiness on the nose that makes his wine so Burgundian in character.

The ‘I Frati’ Lugana is lively and scented, and continues to offer superb value. Made solely from the Turbiana variety (related to Verdicchio, it was formerly known as Trebbiano di Lugana and then Lugana), the wine has depth and zip that few wines from this area demonstrate.

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