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Ca' Lojera Lugana 2018

Ca' Lojera Lugana

2018
Lugana (Italy)

"Casa dei lupi": this is the meaning in the local dialect of "Ca' Lojera". And yet, at the court of ...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Ca' Lojera Lugana 2018

Type

Wine White

Wine region

Lugana (Italy)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

"Casa dei lupi": this is the meaning in the local dialect of "Ca' Lojera". And yet, at the court of the Tiraboschi husband and and wife team, there is only the risk of getting ripped apart by... excellent wines! The name of the winery, which derives from the legendary presence of wolves in this area, is actually a water-tight guarantee for the Lugana denomination. With their simple style and gracious and kind welcome, Ambra and Franco transformed their fruit and vegetable company into a strictly family-run Lugana experience in the 1990s, surrounding the body of their baby in 18-hectares entirely planted with Turbiana vines.

In this area, once rich in irrigation ditches and fountains that were believed to be populated by wolves, the lands are today predominantly clayey and very moderately hilly, with a beautiful view of Lake Garda. Here some strains, which existed before the winery revolution, have survived for over fifty years.

The philosophy of the Tiraboschis, Independent Winemakers, is clear: their Luganas represent the territory in a straight-forward manner, and therefore everything is based on verticality, freshness and minerality, without pandering concessions to the structure or to excessively pretentious refinements. Except for Lugana Superiore, which stays for two years in wood (but they are large barrels that do not denature the terroir), and even the Riserva del Lupo, made from partially botrytised grapes, stored only in steel.

The Lugana vintage is a masterpiece of the essence of this typology. Straw-coloured with clear greenish tinges, although they become gilded with age, the bouquet is almost hypnotic with its mineral and floral carat, with its very delicate, almost allusive, notes of jasmine, elderflower, yellow plum, even mint and marjoram. Only apparently evanescent, on the palate it shows the strong personality of the cerebral wine, delicate in structure but powerful in the fresh, sapid and almond-like backbone.

Branzino al forno / Trout / Mozzarella di bufala / Antipasti

  • ViewGiallo paglierino / Riflessi verdolini
  • Bouquet:Sambuco / Menta / Minerale / Susina gialla / Gelsomino / Maggiorana
  • Mouth:Fresco / Finale ammandorlato / Agile / Sapido
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 8ºC

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by: Joan (16/08/2018) - Vintage 2017

Firm favourite

This wine has been a favourite of ours for some time; each vintage is excellent and it never fails to please

by: Joe (28/12/2018) - Vintage 2017

J'adore

J'ai découvert ce vin blanc fantastique dans un petit restaurant très sympatrique au bord du lac de garde près de Brenzone .

by: Kristi4d (21/11/2017) - Vintage 2016

crisp, mineral

crisp, mineral, bit sweet touch, white flowers, waffels. Very nice wine with food or to drink just like that .

by: Jeffrey Colin (29/12/2016) - Vintage 2015

One of my favourite whites

We love this wine after first trying it at Ottolenghi in London. It has loads of flavour but is still dry and subdued. Perfect with just about anything! One of our favourites.

by: pca (19/02/2017) - Vintage 2015

Découverte

C'est une vraie découverte ce vin sec et très agréable, beaucoup de fraicheur en bouche, un vrai plaisir à déguster entre amis

Ca' Lojera

Ca' Lojera

The name of the Ca' Lojera winery means "House of wolves" in the local dialect. However, there are no signs of wolves in the Tiraboschi family's winery and the only danger you face is the risk of falling in love with one of their excellent wines. The winery's name, linked to the legendary presence of wolves in the area many years ago, is, in fact, a guarantee of quality for the whole Lugana appellation. The owners Ambra and Franco, a friendly and down-to-earth married couple,...