As in France many wines in Italy are named after the region, a well known example is Valpolicella. Another one you may have come across is Lugana, these wines come from a small area in Northern Italy located along southeast of Lake Garda near San Martino della Battaglia. The wines from Lugana are white and are made from the trebbiano grape, also known in france as Ugni Blanc and used in the production of Cognac. As trebbiano is usch a widely planted grape its style

Zenato Lugana

The grapes for this wine come from the lovely area enclosed within the morainic arc on the south shore of Lake Garda, stretching from Peschiera to Desenzano. This limited-production wine is a green-flecked straw yellow in appearance; marked by elegant and appealing fragrances, it shows a crisp, fruity palate that is supple and rounded as well. The wine is dry with balanced acidity and a slight and pleasant finish.


Tommasi ‘Le Fornaci’ Lugana currently 2 bottles for €25

The vines for this wine are cultivated in soil deposited glacier which carved out Lake Garda in the Le Fornaci Vineyard. This soil characteristically yields only a small volume of the most prestigious Trebbiano di Lugana grapes. The wine is a lovely moon yellow in colour and displays clean aromas with spicy hints, highlighted by delicious hints of tropical fruit.