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Cà Dei Frati White Blend Lugana Brolettino 2006

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The Dal Cero family has transformed their Ca’ dei Frati property into a model Italian estate over the past decade. In 1987 they had 12 hectares of vineyard; today, they have 50. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality, and now they are the best producers in Lugana. During the past decade, the Dal Cero family has worked tirelessly to position themselves as one Italy’s best producers of white wine. Fruit is sourced from the I Frati (5.84 ha) vineyard in Sirmione and Ronchedone (9 ha) vineyard in Desenzano del Garda. Soils are chalky clay. Vines are single or double Guyot trained. Yield is about 90 quintals per hectare. This sparkler is light gold in colour, with a good, fine mousse. It is attractively perfumed, with a rich, biscuity character balanced by a freshness which comes from the natural acidity of the grapes. On the palate it is soft and silky, with a long finish.

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External Reviews for Cà Dei Frati White Blend Lugana Brolettino

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

Luckily, you don't have to pronounce it to enjoy it. Ca dei Frati is the name of the winery, and "I Frati" is the name they gave to this beautiful white wine. It's made from the Trebbiano grape, grown on old vines planted near Lake Garda. This dry, light, unoaked wine is full of white flowers and lithe, delicate minerals on the palate. Heavenly with seafood or light meats.



The Dal Cero family has transformed their Ca’ dei Frati property into a model Italian estate over the past decade. In 1987 they had 12 hectares of vineyard; today, they have 50. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality, and now they are the best producers in Lugana. During the past decade, the Dal Cero family has worked tirelessly to position themselves as one Italy’s best producers of white wine. Fruit is sourced from the I Frati (5.84 ha) vineyard in Sirmione and Ronchedone (9 ha) vineyard in Desenzano del Garda. Soils are chalky clay. Vines are single or double Guyot trained. Yield is about 90 quintals per hectare. This sparkler is light gold in colour, with a good, fine mousse. It is attractively perfumed, with a rich, biscuity character balanced by a freshness which comes from the natural acidity of the grapes. On the palate it is soft and silky, with a long finish.

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