Tasting Note: Grapes selected for the Lugana Prestige are exclusively coming from the estate-owned Trebbiano di Lugana vineyards that have reached a mature age. A delicate wine with a dry feel, obtained by soft pressing and fermentation in steel, ready to drink after a short aging in bottle during the spring of year following the harvest.
Food Matching: Appetizers, raw fish, seafood pasta or risotto, boiled freshwater fish.
Grape variety: Trebbiano.
Terroir: The white D.O.P. Maiolo wine, originating from the Trebbiano vine of Lugana, takes its name from the manor house Cascina Maiolo, built in 1710. The grapes of this wine are obtained from cultivated vines in an area of 35 hectares, of an average age of 25 years, cultivated according to the Silvoz and Guyot model, with an average seasonal production per hectare of approximately 100 ql..
The nature of the terrain, a product of stratified clay, but with a prevalently chalky soil, caused by effects of the post ice age on the bed of lake Garda, gives to this wine its own peculiar characteristics in the straw color with greenish reflections, in the delicate perfume with a hint of almond and a dry taste with a saline hint.
Vinification: Soft pressing and fermentation in steel.