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Lugana is a wine region that straddles the Veneto to the east and Lombardy to the west in northern Italy. The name has many rumored derivations from local dialect and Latin, all essentially meaning “lake in the woods,” referring to its once heavily wooded landscape and location along Lake Garda. Given its position along a major Roman era road that connects it to Northern Europe, Lugana has historically been a magnet for invasion and warfare, dating back centuries BC. But despite this turbulence, it seems white wine in some form has been produced here all the while, at least for ceremonial purposes. Towns have names that refer to legendary saints and religious figures, such as San Benedetto di Lugana, San Vigilie di Lugana and San Martino di Lugana. Ancient writers such as Virgil, Svetonio, Strabone and Pliny all referenced the local wine. Grape seeds were even found in an excavated Medieval dwelling by the shores of the lake. 
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Verdicchio

    Verdicchio is considered to be its native region’s most interesting white variety. Its history typifies the evolution...

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Ca' Dei Frati Lugana I Frati 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • VV - Was the Lugana as dry as I remember them to be? Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • OK, I know I mentioned a trip to Colmar France in another thread but I may not ... from the Trebbiano di Lugana grape. This comes in somewhere between a pinot grigio and a sauv blanc but with a bit more depth and character.This is a Nebbiolo based red that is made in the Amarone style, hence the 15.5% abv, but didn't really show much heat.Fini... Read More

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  • Zenato Lugana 2013


    Crisp green apple and lemon aromas with notes of peach and tea leaf. More green apple and lemon in the mouth, a hint of tart acidity and more citrus leading into the creamy yet pleasantly zesty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Monday, 7th October we inaugurated the new winery. We did this with the company ... some historic vintages of Lugana , which retraced the history of our winery.Guests and friends who attended we wanted to leave a present as a memento of this evening , a rooted vine , a vine plant , a symbol of the roots of our company , founded as a company nur... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Winery by 1255821Valerio Zenato Le Morette 1255821 Valerio Zenato Le Morette

  • The  rain of this last time has slowed the work, but now our new ... ... even more in the green of Lugana. It will take time because the trees grow, but we accepted the challenge. We have to wait patiently for nature to take its course, as when the vines are flourishing and sguarda the sky to see what the weather, hoping for better conditions ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A green winery by 1255821Valerio Zenato Le Morette 1255821 Valerio Zenato Le Morette

  • Ca' Dei Frati Lugana 'I Frati' 2012


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    Wine review by AlexWhite

  • Together with our importers, we visited many wine bars, bars and clubs, moving ... popular, particularly the Lugana Doc Mandolara, but also the Bardolino Classico Claret and the like for their freshness, for the fruit and for its pleasant drink.Waiting for the next tour overseas, we treasure the positive encounters and unexpected part of this ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A positive trip in U.S. by 1255821Valerio Zenato Le Morette 1255821 Valerio Zenato Le Morette

  •   The Valerio Zenato “Le Morette” company is a family ... ... of the Trebbiano di Lugana vine, the main vine of Lugana. In addition, the family has a long history running a nursery producing vine cuttings that are distributed on the Italian market, the outcome of long expertise in selecting varieties of grapes.The company pays particular atte... Read More

    Forum post in the topic About Us by 1255821Valerio Zenato Le Morette 1255821 Valerio Zenato Le Morette

  • Bardolino Chiaretto Rose Bardolino Chiaretto Rose Weingut Az. Agr. S. Cristina Zenato-San Benedetto Lugana 2011


    $14 . A nice suggestive sweet edge of baked apricot and lemon tart greets the nose followed by hints of jasmine, ginger and wild flowers. Relatively light-bodied, this is aromatic in the mouth, with a lovely spine of citrus flavors accented with hints of bitter apple, pollen and a touch of almond and orange rind. The finish picks up on the pith... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS

  • The area in which the Lugana Doc wine is produced lies on the southern shore of Lake Garda, in the municipalities of Peschiera del Garda, Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Pozzolengo and, in part, Lonato. The terrain in this area originates from the glacial deposits in Garda which formed strata of compact clay of limestone and, in part, marl.

    Comment by 1255821Valerio Zenato Le Morette 1255821 Valerio Zenato Le Morette

  • In 2009 Lugana DOC variety was the unique doc in Italy growing. Lugana area is for 1/3 in Veneto region, 2/3 is in Lombardy region. Pratello is situated on hill, close to desenzano village in Lombardy side. All the wines from azienda agricola Pratello are Organic. All farm are 100 hectares, 42 hectares vineyards. Yesterday we have make 5 hectare...

    Comment by 462708Alberto De Giorgi 462708 Alberto De Giorgi

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