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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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Trebbiano

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

  • Freisa

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

  • Ugni Blanc

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

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  • Ancilla Lugana "Ella" Bianco 2008

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    At sight it is pale yellow with the typical Lugana greenish highlights. The aroma gives hints of yellow fruits, grapefruit and ripe citrus. Superb! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Il Sestante San Martino Lugana 2009

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    Deep Yellow, Quite Intense, Fruity, Fragrant, Tasty, Full, well balanced...even if you can buy 2010 now it's better to drink Now 2009 Read More

    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Provenza Lugana Molin 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by missgldelx


  • Zenato Lugana 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by rmcunningham


  • Gran Guardia Lugana DOC Giacomo Montresor 2008

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    A very nice Lugana. Had it one night at Barbutto in New York with a great dinner. I do wish it were available in the US. Read More

    Wine review by srit


  • Why choose Lugana and not Custoza wine?Two different area arownd lake of Garda, but two very interesting wines! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lugana or Custoza?


  • Pratello Lugana Catulliano 2006

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    We just puuled the cork on one yesterday. Label says little of what to expect, we we both pleasantly surprised. Great by itself, would be nice with a cheese plate and some good crusty bread. Read More

    Wine review by miksaman


  • Cantina di Custoza Lugana 2005

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    4 glasses, this wine was in a bargain bin for quick sale, what a delight, just a nice break from a chardonnay or a pino grigio, light, citrus smooth finish, went back the next day and they were gone! Read More

    Wine review by mary stawski


  • Colombara Cru of Lugana Zenato 2006

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    This dry wine is obtained from grapes of Muscat late harvested in the season. The fermentation process at low temperature emphasizes the aromatic flavor creating a wine characterized by a fragrant bouquet and a delicate flavor. Read More

    Wine review by salvatore2


  • Lugana "Ca Vegar" Cantina Castelnuovo 2009

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    Nice white wine. You can buy this wine in our store:www.randons-vinothek.de Read More

    Wine review by randonsvinothek


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