Ancilla Lugana Ella Lugana 2018

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Ancilla Lugana Ella Lugana 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Lombardy

Grape Varieties - Turbiana 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ancilla Lugana

Tasting notes - Bright and fruity with attractive aromas of yellow fruits, grapefruit and ripe citrus. Crisp, refreshing and balanced, with a hint of minerality on the palate and a lingering finish.

Ancilla Lugana Ella Lugana 2018

Lovely floral aromas with a touch of pithy bitter lemon and
pineapple and a wonderfully crisp and mineral finish.
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
2018 presented excellent growing conditions in the Veneto, with a wet spring followed
by a warm, dry summer. Cooler conditions with some rain just preceding the harvest
enabled the grapes to develop good concentration of flavours and balancing acidity.
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 vineyard is situated in Ghidina, Lombardy, where the vines are
between 11 and 14 years old. Grown in lime, clay and limestone soils, the vines are
trained on a vertical trellis system with replacement cane pruning. The vineyard is
farmed using Integrated Pest Management to reduce the need for pesticides.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed and lightly pressed, followed by cold maceration on the
skins for eight hours. A slow fermentation took place in steel tanks at low temperatures
retaining the refreshing characteristics of the wine. It was aged on its fine lees, in
stainless steel tanks for six months, imparting texture and complexity. The wine then saw
further bottle ageing for one month, prior to release.
Tasting Note
Bright and fruity with attractive aromas of yellow fruits, grapefruit and ripe citrus. Crisp,
refreshing and balanced, with a hint of minerality on the palate and a lingering finish.
Grape
Turbiana 100%

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