Aperitif time is a time of the day that brings everyone together. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on Friday after work or in summer on vacation: aperitif is a moment in which we share the pleasure of eating and drinking well in good company of friends or colleagues. There are many variations of aperitif and its most enjoyable feature is that every moment is never the same as another.
Although many people drink it during holidays, this sparkling wine can be appreciated every day.
Lugana Brut Dop Metodo Classico by Cantina Franzosi can be drunk as an aperitif wine and is also ideal for the whole meal. Before recommending food pairings, let’s find out what are the features that distinguish it in the world of sparkling wines.
It is a wine made from 100% Trebbiano di Lugana grapes, a native white grape variety cultivated for centuries in the area south of Lake Garda, between Desenzano and Peschiera, shared by the two regions of Lombardy and Veneto.
In the past this area was covered by marshy woods, the ancient Selva Lucana, from which the vine takes its name.
These soils cannot be worked so easily: they get compact and hard with drought, soft and muddy with rain. And these soils give Lugana wine extraordinary characteristics of minerality, flavour, structure and longevity.
The unique climate of Lake Garda, with its large body of water, ensures fresh breeze and mild temperature: a perfect “climate cradle” to enhance the peculiarities of a particular grape like Trebbiano di Lugana.
In 1967 the Controlled Denomination of Origin was created and the success of Lugana wine kept on growing both in Italy and abroad.
Lugana still wine is also made from Trebbiano di Lugana vine, but the grapes destined for Lugana Brut are those harvested first, since they must have good acidity. After the harvest by hand and a careful selection of the grapes, in the initial phase the grapes are subjected to a soft pressing to ensure that the typical aromas are released. The production process is the Classic Method (Champenoise Method), therefore, this wine requires aging in the bottle for at least 18 months, to enrich itself with aromas, flavours and natural bubbles.
It is a special wine characterized by notes of yeast and dry pastry, jams, dried flowers, notes of citrus and dried fruit, savory and pleasantly fresh, creamy, fine and elegant.
Lugana Brut Dop Metodo Classico can be drunk alone for a toast, accompanied by appetizers based on our gastronomic specialties. And what about the pairing with first courses? Lugana Brut Dop Metodo Classico sparkling wine can be drunk throughout the meal with risotto, dishes based on fish and shellfish, white meats, refined cured meats, medium-refined risottos: a real pleasure that will surely conquer even the most demanding palates.
Discover our gastronomic specialties and Lugana Brut Dop Metodo Classico by Cantina Franzosi: you can get them easily and comfortably at your home or you can come to our winery and taste them directly or book a visit with tasting. We are waiting for you!
Denomination: Lugana Brut Dop Metodo Classico
Grape variety: 100% Trebbiano di Lugana (Turbiana)
Soil: clayey, silty of moraine origin
Cultivation system: Guyot
Harvest: September, manual harvest
Geographical location: South of Lake Garda, between Pozzolengo and Sirmione
Vinification: the grapes are harvested by hand and are subjected to a soft pressing, so that the typical aromas of the vine are released. The must obtained, once clarified, is transferred to steel containers for the first fermentation at a controlled temperature. In spring the base wine is enriched with a precious cuvée of yeasts and sugars to perform the second fermentation in the bottle and obtain the classic foam. The bottles age for at least 18 months, to enrich themselves with aromas and flavours. Then the disgorgement takes place by freezing the neck of the bottle with which the yeasts that originated the foam are removed; then it is topped up with “liquor de espedition”.
Tasting notes: bright straw yellow with golden reflections. Fine and persistent perlage. Intense flavour, notes of yeast and dry pastry, jams, dried flowers, citrus and dried fruit notes. Lively and savory on the palate with pleasant freshness, creamy effervescence, fine and elegant taste.
Pairing: as an aperitif wine, it is ideal with appetizers, excellent with shellfish, lake and sea fish, white meats, refined cured meats, medium-refined risottos. Serve at 6 °-8 ° C.