Lugana, 100% Turbiana – Pratello (75cl) Lombardy
Grape: 100% Turbiana
Producer: The Pratello estate occupies a favourable spot on a hillside overlooking
Lake Garda. The owners, the Bertola family, have planted the most
suitable sixty-six of the 140 hectares with vines; the rest of the land is
given over to forest and cereal crops.
Vineyard: The vineyards have been cultivated organically since 2004, on mineralrich
clay soils. The loose soil structure provides excellent drainage, while
the lakeside exposition encourages airflow that helps keep the grapes
healthy. 2016 saw a transition from certified organic viticulture to a
proprietory charter of sustainable viticulture called Metodo Pratello.
Winery: Following a cold maceration, the juice was fermented in stainless steel
tanks over ten days. It was then racked and aged in tank for three months
Taste: Open and expressive on the nose, with notes of citrus, apple and herbs.
The palate is round and apricotty, yet with a mineral tautness that provides
a very elegant finish.
Awards Gold Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
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