Last night the Consorzio di Lugana hosted an event at Eataly which I helped to organize. If you didn’t make it to the event, don’t fear, you have a whole month ahead to try wines from this region – Lugana, bordering both Lombardy and the Veneto and this grape variety – Turbiana at Eataly. Don’t miss out. These are great whites for the summer months and are wonderful food friendly wines with all types of cuisine. Most of the wine is made in a dry, refreshing style but about 5% is also made into either sparkling or late harvest wines.
The soils are clay over the remains of a glacier or moraine with marine fossils which brings a lot of minerality to the wines. The climate is Mediterranean and the location is fantastic. Lucky enough to have gone on a press trip last year, I saw first hand just how lovely it can be. You too can easily get to Lake Garda when visiting Italy for the Expo or Vinitaly, for example.
But don’t take my word for it, I’m biased of course, go try them for yourselves and let me know what you think. I think you’ll be just as excited as I was when I had my first Lugana.