The wine is estate-grown Turbiana, a clone exclusive to the winery. This proprietal grape is cultivated in vineyards located barely 400 meters from Lake Garda and enjoys the moderating climate effects from the body of water. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel. 80% Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Aged on the lees for 6 months in tank, followed by 3 months bottle aging prior to release. This is Ca Dei Frati's flagship wine which has made their reputation, and continues to represent the image of the winery. Its production reflects the value they place on local traditions and practices. It is made from grapes grown on 10 to 35 year old vines, planted on calcareous and clay soil. The nose is clean, delicate and fragrant, with perfumes of fresh white flowers and nettles, apricots and almonds. An attractive acidity gives it an elegant finish and makes it particularly easy to drink. It is a perfect match for cold starters, vegetable soups and steamed or grilled fish. It ages well and acquires after several years in bottle notes of spices and candied fruit, as well as complexity.
S. Cristina "Lugana" D.O.C.
This jewel in the crown of our range is obtained 100 per cent from Trebbiano di Lugana grapes grown in Podere Massoni, a historic vineyard belonging to the estate whose location produces levels of quality and emotion that make this wine unique.