Samson was the judge whom God chose to defeat Israel’s enemies by performing incredible feats thanks to his superhuman strength. He was a virile, masculine hero. His strength, however, came from his long hair, which is considered a typically feminine trait. Sansonina, a large 18th century estate in the Sirmione area, takes its name from Samson (Sansone in italian). However, the Samson in question is most likely that of the farm’s former owner who aerned his heroic nickname as a result of his dynamic character. The Sansonina estate maintains this masculine-feminine dualism. Sansonina is located in the zone that produces Lugana, one of the most famous white wines of the Lombard-Veneto region. But Sansonina also has the area’s only well-established Merlot vines. This highly valued grape is used to make some of the world’s most important red wines. Lugana Sansonina originates in a zone of rolling hills that belong to the Tertiary period (around 15.000 years ago) which thanks to the proximity of Lake Garda - formed around the same epoch - enjoys a mild, favourable climate. On this land, Trebbiano di Lugana has taken its place as one of the most successful vines in Italy. The delay in the harvest exploits the optimum acid resistance of the vine and the wide range of temperatures in the month of October, characterised by morning mists which aids the passage of the aromas from the skin to the juice. The wine that we obtain not only typifies the fruit of the vine and its freshness, but also displays a marked mineral content and a profile of remarkable complexity: in summary, a very distinctive personality. The clear traceability to the territory of origin is completed with the unequivocally varied sensations, which are transformed into a great and harmonious final structure in the mouth.
Grapes: 100% Trebbiano di Lugana.
Geographical location: Peschiera, district of Sansonina.
Cultivation system: simple Guyot.
Method of harvest: manual picking.
Vinification: after the manual harvesting of the grapes and the qualitative selection, fermentation and ageing take place in steel.
Alcohol content: 13% by vol.
Colour: intense yellow with golden highlights.
Aroma: floral with sensations of exotic fruit.
Taste: full-bodied, interestingly savoury with good mineral content.
Gastronomic combinations: ideal with starters, first courses, vegetable soup, white meat and typical fish from our Lake (boiled, steamed and grilled) in addition to sea fish and medium seasoned cheeses.