Wine denomination: DOC Lugana
Wine year: 2022
Wine refinement: Stainless steel tanks punctuated by constant batonnage
Alcohol degree: 13,50%
GRAPES BLEND: 100% trebbiano di Lugana (Turbiana)
AGE OF THE VINEYARD: about 20 years grapevine
COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL: Soil is mostly clay with the addition of glacial sediments
EXPOSURE: noth-east/ south-west
GEOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTION AREA: We select the grapes for this wine from a small area located in the highest DOC Lugana area in Loc Fenil Boi. Turbiana vineyard are located in the heart of the morainic amphitheater complex (Lake Garda south area surrounded by numerous concentric hills that gently slope down towards the lake shorelines). Here the altitude allows an excellent day-night temperature range and constant ventilation. Thanks to both of these factors we achieve a complete maturation of the aromas and of all the noble components of the cluster.
BRANCHING: Guyot trellis-training, Simonit pruning method. From 4 to 5 buds for each rod.
AVERAGE YIELD: 80 qli/Ha
POTENTIAL AGEING: 10 years
SEASON 2022: For many reasons, the beginning of the 2022 season was very similar to the 2021 season. The months of November and December were characterized by an unusually mild weather with poor rainfall. Thankfully, the following months were marked by a significant drop of the temperatures, which led the vines towards a late sprouting. Indeed, season 2022 witnessed quit a late sprouting, unlike the early sprouting recorded in previous years. The following months of flowering were dominated by torrid weather and poor rainfall, allowing an excellent ripening phase in terms of fruit and vine wholesomeness. Only younger vines with underdeveloped roots suffered significant water stress and required our team to use frequent and abundant irrigation. The first generous rain was recorded on August 18th . The rainfall of those days became providential to achieve the perfect cluster ripening. Rain and day/night temperature changes have been a boon to the growth of the phenolic components, which develop and accumulate due to the temperature changes and other peculiar climatic features of our lake climate. The month of September was characterized by beautiful sunny days and light breezes which anticipated the cluster ripening by about 15 days compared to the previous three vintages 2019/2020/2021. The first cluster was harvested on August 20th . For a month our team was engaged in exclusively nighttime harvests. Due to drastic temperatures increase during the day, we are forced to harvest our grapes from the vine few hours before the sunrise. The climate is then good and ensures and preserves proper crispness of the grape, which holds the secret to each of our wines.
HARVEST: 25th SEPTEMBER TO 27th SEPTEMBER
VINIFICATION: Selected grapes from the Fenil Boi fied are brought to the winery and crushed/stemmed in the press here. Pressing process is done through the use of dry ice which allows optimal pressing in the absence of oxygen, preserving the noble and unique components of the terroir and Lugana. After a short cryo-maceration, the grapes undergo a soft pressing. The must is kept at 10 C° and allowed to clarify naturally by static settling. Then the limpid is drawn off and fermented at a controlled temperature using specific yeasts. After 20 days of fermentation Fenil Boi is left for about 6 months in stainless steel tanks cadenced by constant and careful batonnage. It is then clarified and filtered for bottling. The wine remains in the bottle for a short aging period before being sold.
SENSORY ANALYSIS: Straw yellow color with greenish highlights. The nose is strong and vibrant scents which express the typical ripe notes of Lugana among which the yellow pulp fruit stands out with hints of cedar and acacia honey. In the mouth it is juicy, rich and dynamic with a distinct mineral note and a long and complex finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS: It is particularly good with lake and sea fish, as well as with a delicate risotto. Also suitable for dishes richer in flavor such as game and medium-aged cheeses.