Ca' dei Frati I Frati Lugana 2019
Considered to be one of the best producers in Lugana owning a substantial area of vineyards, Cà Dei Frati produces quantity with exceptional quality. Excellent depth, layers of flavor ranging from white peach to almond blossom and lemons.Straw yellow, with delicious balsamic notes in the nose, reminiscent of white flowers, apricot, and almond. Fresh and enveloping on the palate, characterized by a certain savouriness and lively acidity.
Grape Varieties:100% Turbiana
Made from meticulously selected Turbiana, the area's autochthonous grape variety par excellence, "I Frati" is a white wine born to be drunk within the year, but which has proved capable of expressing its best after a few years spent aging in the bottle. A historical Lugana, one of those who has changed the perception of the appellation in recent decades.
Also, as an aperitif, it pairs well with cold or tepid, but delicate, starters, as well as boiled, steamed or grilled fish dishes.
The Dal Cero family has transformed there Ca' Dei Frati property, situated on the southern shores of Lake Garda, into a model Italian estate over the past two decades. Back in 1987, they had 12 hectares of vineyard, but now, following the purchase of a large chunk of prime vineyard in 2008, they have over 160 hectares. An increase has matched this increase in quantity in quality, and today they remain the best producer in Lugana.
The secret to the success of the Cà Dei Frati wines is outstanding vineyards. Most producers in the zone overcrop and train the vines high. At Cà Dei Frati, the vines are trained low, on single or double Guyot, newer vineyards have a higher density of planting, and yields are well below the average for the zone. This wine is made from grapes grown on 10 to 35-year-old vines. In Lugana, the Turbiana grape is grown on the glacial soils just to the south of Lake Garda. The warmer days give wines with more weight and intensity than those from 60 kilometers to the east. The cold nights, thanks to the moderating influence of Lake Garda, ensures the grapes retain aroma and acidity.