Last Updated on 27th October 2021
Lugana lago di garda is a DOC wine licensed for production in Brescia and Verona. The name comes from a place of the same name in the parish of Sirmione in the province of Brescia. Some of its similar ones are: Lugana DOC and Luganal Superior.
The base of the grape variety called Lugana is Turbiana or Trebbiano di Lugana. The 2011 rule amendment introduced a new version in addition to the existing head of Lugana Superiore Sparkling. From its birth, the basic version (Lugana is not mentioned elsewhere) has been considered a vintage wine.
While most of the Lugana base enhances freshness and immediacy, the Lugana Chief has excellent white wines that are smooth, mineral, citric acid, and long-lasting. In the case of Riserva, it is creamier with a clearly scratched toast and a salty finish.
Main characteristics of the Lugana lago di Garda wine
In these cases, the “late harvest” is a pearl in terms of aromatic drinks and ease of use like Lugana wines, despite being consistent with alcoholic ingredients. For example, the Pinot Grigio DOC delle Venezie is another wine that also brings to mind the late Alsace.
Lugana is a white wine with excellent aging properties, thanks to the high natural acidity of Turbiana and the minerals of the Basso Garda terroir.
Lugana lago di garda is a special clay soil that is the remains of the last glacier that formed the base of Lake Garda and is produced near the lake. This part of the Gardesana region is also known for its Bronze Age ruins, with discoveries ranging from ancient to modern bronze.
It was a very important area during Roman times as it was a natural passage between east and west and during the era of mansions, especially during the time when Scala ruled the territory, there were important ruins in Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda.
Ideal pairing for Lugana wine
Lugana is shown as the perfect drink to accompany an aperitif, from pizza, sea fish, trout perch to sea bass and even lavalero. It is also delicious for beginners who do not have much experience and want to start with something exquisite but soft at the same time.
The most connoisseurs recommend combining the Lugana lago di garda wine and why not, also other risky options can be the Rosso Veneto IGP, with pasta dishes with processed sauces (for example, four types of cheese), such as veal escalope and robiola cheese.
Lugana is great not only for gorgonzola, but also for anchovy bruschettas and yellow flour cookies (not too sweet).
Characteristics of Lugana wines
Talking about the characteristics offered by the wines of this small Italian region means saying any kind of attributes: that they are elegant, structured, delicious, and are part of the country’s signature white bottle.
In addition, Lugana wines are made with Turbiana, a native grape that only grows on the southern shore of Lake Garda, and they are made in five different styles, all with extreme personality.
Lugana denominated Origin Control (DOC) wines represent more than 90% of the region’s total production and the rest are designated as Superior or Reserve releases, or as sparkling or late harvest selections.