(2018) The DOC of Lugana is dedicated to the Trebbiano grape, making mostly still white wines as well as some sweet and sparkling variants. This is fruity and crisp, but with a nice bit of fat lemony fruit and acidity, moving into grapefruity tones and a touch of saltiness in the finish. It's a nice blend of generous texture and fruit and racy acidity.
(2015) Soave wines come from the Veneto region in the northeast of Italy, not far from the city of Venice. This is an example made from the typical local grape Garganega, though there may be some Trebbiano or Chardonnay in here too. It's an upmarket expression of Soave from Asda, with a little bit of oak barrel ageing adding a creamy, hazelnut and oatmeal sheen on the nose, and awonderfully juicy and fresh palate of white fruits - apples, melon and all sorts of fresh citrus. The oak ageing also adds a little extra texture too though, so it is quite creamy and has a certain richness as well as that pleasingly fresh and dry finish that all adds to its food-matching appeal. Watch the video for my full review and for specific food matching suggestions.
(2014) Bright confectionary notes, a boiled sweet, sour plum character, with a generous palate, the apple and pear fruit is bright, the candied lemon acidity is taut but not aggressive,and it finishes with some length and refinemenet.
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