Lugana Oasi Mantellina represents a new challenge for the Allegrini Family, which has purchased 40 hectares of land in the municipality of Pozzolengo, putting itself to the test in one the most interesting appellations in northern Italy.
Grapes: 96% Turbiana, 4% Cortese
Vineyard location: Municipality of Pozzolengo - Brescia
Soil Type: Clayey
Winemaking and ageing: Harvest manual carried out in September. Pressing soft of de-stemmed grapes. Ageing 4 months in stainless steel, 2 months in the bottle.
Alcohol content: 12.9 % Vol.
Vintage characteristics 2018: Will be remembered as the hottest in the last quarter of a century. After a final phase of winter and a spring characterized by average rainfall for the area, very high temperatures were recorded in the period between April and September. The grapes reached harvest time perfectly healthy and with ideal levels of ripeness despite considerable yields due to a generous vintage.
Tasting notes: Pale straw yellow in colour with greenish reflections. The delicate, understated fragrances proffer floral notes mixed with hints of almond. The palate is graceful, stylized, well-defined, taut and flavoursome.
Food pairings: The dry, non-sparkling style of Lugana in its simplest versions is excellent as an aperitif and paired with appetizers or freshwater fish such as trout, perch and whitefish. The versatility of this wine goes even further: the international appeal of the flavour of Lugana makes it a perfect match with raw fish, such as the Japanese preparations of sashimi and sushi and international variations on the theme. It is also ideal with salmon and tuna and goes perfectly with fish-based finger food.
Serving temperature: in wide tulip-shaped glasses at 12°C.