The basis of our Lugana is the native white grape variety Trebbiano di Lugana, also known as Turbiana, which has been cultivated for centuries here in the Southern Garda area.
In the shadow of the great Tower of San Martino della Battaglia, between Sirmione and Desenzano, Cavaliere del Garda cultivates its vines on a unique, very clayey soil, which is the residue of the glacier that carved out Lake Garda from the landscape. From the Reticum that Catullus drank to our Lugana, there’s an immense history of men, land and vines.
Cavaliere del Garda has been conceived as a vintage wine that can be drunk just a few months after the harvest, and acquires intensity over the years.
Cavaliere del Garda’s Lugana exalts freshness and immediacy, with the qualities of a great white wine that is soft, mineral, citrusy and persistent.
Cavaliere del Garda Lugana’s tasting notes
- Grapes: single variety Trebbiano di Lugana (Turbiana)
- Colour: straw yellow to greenish, tending to golden yellow with ageing
- Fragrance: delicate, pleasant, and distinctive
- Taste: fresh, soft, harmonious and fruity, with notes of white peach and almonds
At the table
Lugana is recommended for aperitifs, and with lake fish, trout, perch, and whitefish. Excellent with appetizers. Lugana pairs well with pasta dishes with elaborate sauces, such as “4 cheeses”, and with white meats and local cheeses.