The denomination is located south of Lake Garda, along the magnificent riviera. During the Riss ice age, which lasted from 300 to 130 thousand years ago, the glacier covered the lake and formed an amphitheatre stretching about 10 km south. When retracting north into the Alps, the ice left a trace of morainic soils rich in clay, sand, pebble and minerals.
The western (and largest) part of Lugana is in the Lombardia region. The eastern part, which surrounds the small lake Laghetto del Frassino, belongs to Veneto.
What kind of wine is Lugana:
Lugana produces elegant white wines dominated by notes of white flowers, sweet tropical fruit, stone fruit, spices and nuts. The main grape in Lugana DOC is Turbiana. The disciplinare of Lugana requires that the wine is made from at least 90% Turbiana grape, but in practice most producers use 100% Turbiana. Continued after the jump…