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Ca dei Frati I Frati Lugana DOC

Ca dei Frati I Frati Lugana DOC

White | 2022 | Italy, Lombardy | 13.0%

Absolutely fantastic Lugana from Ca dei Frati's oustanding vineyard sites.
Regular price £24.40
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This wine is a pale yellow in colour with a concentrated but fresh perfume of white flowers, peaches and a note of struck match. The palate has excellent depth of flavour, with vibrant citrus fruit and a crisp, saline finish.

Product Details

Type White
Origin Italy, Lombardy
Vintage 2022
Size 0.75 l
ABV 13.0%
Grape Turbiana
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Synthetic Cork

Production Notes

The grapes were picked by hand and carefully selected. Once at the winery, they were gently pressed using a pneumatic press. The must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks to preserve its natural fresh fruit character. The wine was then matured on its lees in 500 litre stainless-steel tanks for six months, before spending a further two months ageing in bottle before release.

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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