Ancilla Lugana Lugana Lombardy 2017

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Ancilla Lugana Lugana Lombardy 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Lombardy

Grape Varieties - Turbiana 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ancilla Lugana

Tasting notes - A delicately floral bouquet with ripe yellow fruits leads to a rich and balanced palate of exotic fresh fruits. Well structured with a vibrant depth of flavour, this is an easy drinking style. 

Ancilla Lugana Lugana Lombardy 2017

A rich and creamy palate with spice, pineapple and
green apple flavours and finishing on a long, tingling
note.


Producer Note
Ancilla Lugana is located on the shores of Lake Garda in North East Italy. The estate
comprises two vineyards: La Ghidina, located in Lugana di Sirmoine, the heart of the
production area of some of the most elegant whites in Italy; and Cadellora, situated
in Villafranca di Verona. Run by Luisella Benedetti, the third generation of women to
run this estate, who inherited the farm from her mother, who inherited in turn from her
mother, named Ancilla. Ancilla was an extraordinary, energetic woman, who
worked the fields and got up at 3am every day to make her wine producing dream
come true. Following in the footsteps of her grandmother, Luisella gave up her
career in finance and took over the family business in the early 2000s. The lifelong
commitment of her grandmother and mother is a passion now shared by Luisella,
which is clear to see in this exciting and pure collection of Lugana wines.


Vintage
The winter was cold and rainy which helped to stock the soil water reserves for the
hot summer that followed in 2017. Frost affected some areas in April. The summer
weather was hot with good diurnal temperature differences, resulting in healthy,
good quality fruit with excellent aromatics.


Vineyard
The grape variety Turbiana is also known as the Trebbiano di Lugana, but not to be
confused with the Trebbiano found elsewhere in Italy. Research indicates that it is
more likely to have a genetic similarity to Verdicchio and is one of the few native
grapes capable of ageing. The 15 year old vines are grown in vineyards in the
Ghidina zone of Lugana. Trained on a vertical trellising system, the vines yield seven
tonnes per hectare. The unique terroir here is made up of lime, clay and limestone
soils. The vineyard is farmed using Integrated Pest Management to reduce the need
for pesticides.


Winemaking
A proportion of the grapes were destemmed and pressed after some contact with
the skins, while the remaining grapes were pressed as whole bunches. Fermentation
took place slowly at low temperatures in stainless steel vats, in order to preserve the
aromatics of the Turbiana variety. 10% of the must was fermented in oak barriques,
with ageing on the lees for 15 months, adding complexity to the final blend. The wine
was bottle aged for seven months prior to release.


Tasting Note
A delicately floral bouquet with ripe yellow fruits leads to a rich and balanced palate
of exotic fresh fruits. Well structured with a vibrant depth of flavour, this is an easy
drinking style.


Grape
Turbiana 100%

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