We have been Lugana lovers for years, so we were excited to find out about “Destination Lugana” – a two-week event that continues through June 22 in New York. That’s when Lugana DOC wines will flow from Lake Garda, Italy, to New York restaurants in celebration of this incredible wine region. Lugana Turbiana checks all our boxes for beautiful white wine – mineral-driven, elegant and complex, with citrus, salinity and refreshing acidity. Now, if you live in New York or are planning to visit this month, you have the opportunity to taste it for yourself at Destination Lugana, made possible by the Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC.
We opened a bottle of Ottella wine from Lugana on Christmas Day, and another on New Year’s Eve. But really, these wines from the Turbiana grape are perfect all year round. Ottella has been producing them since 1905 – the first and only Veronese producer of Lugana at that time. They check all our boxes for beautiful white wine – mineral-driven, elegant and complex, with citrus, salinity and refreshing acidity. Consequently, these two Ottella wines — Le Creete and Lugana DOC — shine with personality and character. They are versatile, approachable, age-worthy and food-friendly.
I am a Lugana Lover. And I have wanted to drink more wine from Lugana since I was first introduced to the Turbiana grape and the wine region in Italy two years ago. Lugana Turbiana checks all our boxes for beautiful white wine – mineral-driven, elegant and complex, with citrus, salinity and refreshing acidity. Consequently, these wines shine with personality and character in every single sip. They are versatile, approachable, age-worthy, food friendly and wallet friendly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any during the pandemic. And I looked hard! So, you can imagine my joy when Vigneto Communications sent us this shipment of 2020 Turbiana. Read on to learn more about the region, the grape and the wine.
When we contemplate the cold weather, our wine thoughts typically turn to rich reds in front of a cozy fire or paired with a hearty meal. But winter whites and rosé have a place too, especially during the holiday season. In addition, holiday whites and rosé are food-friendly and wallet-friendly wines. For example, white wine and rosé pair with seafood, shellfish, salads, pasta and Asian dishes. Consequently, read on to find out our Top 25 holiday whites and rosé from Washington, Oregon, California, B.C., France, Italy and New Zealand.