Vigne di Catullo Lugana Doc Riserva

Doc white wine from the southern shores of Lake Garda, in terra di Lugana at an altitude of 50 meter above sea level, flat with a highly harsh and clayish soil, rich in mineral salts.

Description

This is a Lugana of great character. It has an intense straw colour with golden reflections, both robust and velvety. The grapes have been selected with care from vines that are over 55 years old.

It has a particularly rich bouquet where colder, mineral notes harmonize with ones of ripe fruit. Because of its rich aroma with notes of toasty oak and an almond finish, it lends itself as the perfect accompaniment to fish, pasta dishes, grilled meat and cheese.

Details

Grape:  100% Turbiana (AKA Trebbiano) di Lugana

Grape production: 6,000 – 7,000 kilograms per hectare

Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Overall acidity: 6.2  g/l

Dry extract: 23.6 g/l

Residual Sugar: 8 g/l

Serving temperature: 10 to 12 degrees C

Overall production of bottles for 2010:  30’000

Harvest

first 10 days of October, harvest by hand in small crates.

Vinification

white vinification with soft pressing of the grapes with a maximum extraction of 50% of first-pressing must. Fermentation in stainless steel containers.

Ageing

10 to 12 months in stainless steel containers.

Bottling

in various phases from August to September of the year following the harvest. It is sold after 2 to 3 months of resting in the bottles.