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A gentle white from beside Italy’s Garda lake, this is perfumed with spice and ripe lemons that simply intensifies in the mouth; the texture is lovely, too.
Riserva Lugana DOC Molceo
Vineyard: San Benedetto di Lugana, the grapes come from our own vineyards that are most suitable due to the high content of white clay. The harvest and selection of the grapes are done strictly by hand, in small 17 kg. cases. Double bow Guyot, yield around 8,000 kg. of grapes per hectare, equivalent to 5,040 litres of wine or 63%. Harvest late in October.
Vinification: Delicate, soft pressing of the whole bunch for most of the production, the rest with gentle destemming by oscillation. Thereafter, a strict protocol of vinification: partial malolactic fermentation, fining for 16 months on the yeast and fine lees, which mostly takes place in steel and the rest of the time in wooden tonneaux and barriques.
Awards and Press News: ‘Complex, long and fascinating,’ began team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW, who went on to describe a wine that was ‘plump and fleshy, with notes of greengage, gooseberry and green herbs’, while Savoy Grill’s Matteo Cali enjoyed ‘herbaceous aromas of fresh grass and asparagus, leading to a fresh palate and a long finish’. Silver Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019