In Lugana, the Turbiana grape is grown on the glacial soils just to the south of Lake Garda, where higher diurnal temperature ranges than nearby areas add extra weight and flavour to the grapes, combined with fresh acidity and vibrant aromatics.
The Brolettino cuvee comes from some of the oldest vines – over 40 years old – and grown on weathered clay soils. The wine is made from 100% Turbiana – a local grape of very high quality. 2013 turned out to be fine vintage following a long ripening period in the autumn. The wine is a blend of barrel and tank fermentation.
Drink now and over the next 2 years.
Cà dei Frati are possibly Lugana’s finest wine estate Today they own 160 hectares of prime vineyard sites in and around Lake Garda. In general, the estate has higher vine density and lower yields than any of their neighbours.
Traditionally served with veal and a cream sauce; will work just as well with chicken supreme or pork chop, served with quite a robust sauce – including a touch of grain mustard. A good vegetarian option is vegetable lasagne.