Lugana is a wine region in Italy along the southern side of Lake Garda. The grape is Turbiana, previously known as Trebbiano di Lugana. 13% abv. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is spicy with slight peach. My guess is that on release, the peach notes were stronger but have faded over time. Slightly oily texture. Medium bodied. On the palate, there is some sweetness to the wine (demi-sec?). Also apples. This bottle seemed well past prime but it may not have been a proper bottle as it has some mustiness to it. Was it TCA or just bottle stink? Not sure. Hopefully, I can
This is made from 100% Trebbiano de Lugano in Veneto, Italy. Light straw gold in color, clear and bright. Lovely nose of honeysuckle and minerality with a bit of sea air. Light bodied. On the palate, this has a lot of sprightly energy. Minerals and slight citrus. With air, more salinity comes out. This will work well with lighter foods. It worked with fried Tofu, but sea food would be a good choice. Drink over the next couple of years.
This is a nice inexpensive white wine from the region of Abruzzo. It is made with the Trebbiano grape. Pale, silvery copper in color. The nose has citrus (grapefruit and orange) with slight mint. On the palate, this has a nice mouthfeel. Pink grapefruit flavors. Tart. It actually has some slight tannins. Long finish. This will be great at a party. it will go well with salads and pasta dishes as well well as fish or fowl. The screw cap will help it maintain its freshness but it should be drunk now.
This is a wine made from the Trebbiano grape on the shores of Lake Garda from the Lugano DOC. Light golden in color. Lovely nose of tropical fruit, slight grassiness and underlying minerality. Very Sauvginon-like. On the palate, this is round and slightly oily. Velvety. Very nice texture. NIce acidity. Just a bit of lemony fruit with good minerality. Nice finish. Very food friendly and a crowd favorite.
Deep golden in color. The nose is hot with a nutty note and slight dried honey. On the palate, there is a ton of alcohol showing. Slightly viscous. Barely sweet. Some nuttiness. On the finish, the alcohol vapors continue. The label says 19% and it was every bit of that. Not sure where it goes from here. It seemed surprising it was not labeled liquoroso. When slowly sipped it offered some warmth and enjoyment but it is not a wine for the dinner table.
There are a lot of Vin Santos out there. Very few are very good and even less are outstanding. This is one of the better ones. Iced tea color. The nose is very nice with slight chocolate covered raisins but also a bit of blood orange and caramel. Clean and not oxidized. On the palate, this is viscous. Caramel, blood orange and raisins. Complex. It is sweet not cloying but a little goes a long way. Long finish. Worked well with a not too sweet dessert.