Ancilla Luguna 1909 Lombardy 2017

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Ancilla Luguna 1909 Lombardy 2017

Region - Lombardy

Grape Varieties - Turbiana 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ancilla Lugana

Tasting notes - Intense aromas of grapefruit and citrus fruits are combined with intriguing undertones of jasmine and elderberry. These sensations come to fruition and linger deliciously on the palate, harmoniously balanced with notable body and the discovery of unsuspected warmth.

Ancilla Luguna 1909 Lombardy 2017

Produced without the addition of sulphur, this wine has
a super ripe pear and apricot character. Textured and
funky with a very long, nutty finish and a hint of honey.


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.


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
white grapes capable of ageing. The grapes are sourced mainly from a vineyard in
Lugana di Sirmione, where the majority of the vines are over 20 years old. A
proportion of grapes are sourced from vines which are over 50 years old and a small
proportion comes from 13 year old vines, all adding complexity to the resulting wine.
Grown in lime, clay and limestone soils, the vines are trained using a combination of
vertical trellis espalier system and the Guyot method.


Winemaking
This wine is produced without the addition of sulphur. The grapes were destemmed
and lightly pressed, followed by a cold maceration on the skins. A slow fermentation
took place in steel casks at a low temperature. The wine was aged on its fine lees, in
stainless steel casks for five months. Bottle aged for one month, prior to release.


Tasting Note
Intense aromas of grapefruit and citrus fruits are combined with intriguing
undertones of jasmine and elderberry. These sensations come to fruition and linger
deliciously on the palate, harmoniously balanced with notable body and the
discovery of unsuspected warmth.


Grape
Turbiana 100%

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