Montonale 2016 Lugana "Orestilla"

Description

“Amalfi lemon zest, honeysuckle and lemon cream shine on the expressive nose. Creamy and velvety in texture, the palate shows toasty almond, straw and elderberry. A rich style, mineral driven with a very long finish.” 96 Points Decanter Magazine

The single-vineyard called Orestilla, whose name is inspired by the inscription on a beautiful marble sarcophagus dating back to Roman period that was found in 1500 in this place, has a unique soil composition. Here the native grape variety Turbiana has found the ideal place to ripen perfectly and create our Lugana Orestilla, a superb, hedonistic wine that stands out for its luminous character.

Vineyards

A single-vineyard of 2 hectares (about 5 acres) called Orestilla, south of the village of Montonale, southfacing with excellent sunlight exposition and good ventilation which allow a perfect grape ripeness.

Winemaking

The bunches are manually selected and cooled before the pressing in order to preserve the aromatic precursors. A soft pressing takes place in anaerobic conditions (with the absence of oxygen) to avoid the oxidation of the aromatic compounds. Only the free-run juice obtained at very gentle pressures is used for the production of this wine; the must clarification is done by natural settling. Fermentation occurs for about 10 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. The wine is aged on its fine lees for at least 8 months with constant lees stirring and it benefits of at least 10 month bottle ageing before release.

Tasting notes

A pale yellow colour with golden hues, the radiant nose captures with refined aromas of sweet citrus, pineappple, gooseberry and peach, alongside an energizing mineral note and aromatic herb hints that enhance its complexity and elegance. The palate is juicy with a lively, refreshing acidity, pineapple and herbs notes reflecting the nose. It's enthralling and invigorating, with a deep, mineral finish. The 2015 vintage, thanks to a very hot, dry summer, has great concentration and texture, glazed by an irresistible personality; the underpinning of wet stone minerality and vibrant acidity add length and promise an alluring bottle ageing potential.



Collections: Italian, Wine

Type: WINE


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