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Staff Pick

Lugana, Ca’ Lojera - 2016

Item # 24488 750mL
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Tasting Notes

On the southern shores of Lake Garda, Ca’ Lojera’s cellars have been built down under the lake, allowing the wines to maintain consistent temperatures all year round. Fragrant with fresh apples and floral pollen. Ripe on the palate, it is also a natural match with citrus-laced fish dishes.

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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is without a doubt one of the best values in the store. While approachable and familiar, there is depth of flavor and some length befitting a wine at twice the price. Cá Lojera's Lugana provides a solid entry point for northern Italian whites. Lugana, is situated between Veneto and Lombardia, and makes incredible bargain whites. The beauty contains 90% Trebbiano di Lugana, which is all together different from (and not to be confused with) the overproduced Trebiano Toscana variety. Despite the name, it is actually Verdicchio. Ca' Lojera makes its home on the southern bank of Lake Garda. The small winery is known for mineral driven wines, balanced with pristine fruit. White flowers, a touch of melon and lime zest are on display. Italian Chablis, anyone?

- EG

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