Lugana il Gruccione 2018 Nunzio Ghiraldi, White wines


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Lugana il Gruccione 2018 Nunzio Ghiraldi

Variety: Turbiana 100%

Nunzio Ghiraldi farm covers about 20 hectares of vineyards, around the winery, in Lugana di Sirmione, in the absolute best area for the production of Lugana. The extreme proximity to Lake Garda of the vineyards gives the grapes all the benefits of the mild climate that is created in the area.

The soil is composed of mainly calcareous white stratified clay, created during the last glaciation, the Wurmiana. When the retreat began, the friction created by the glacier in very slow motion crumbled the stones and shaped the very particular clay that makes up the soil for over 50% and finally Lake Garda. In the subsoil we also find considerable presence of mineral salts.

The training system is a counter espalier with a double arched guyot guyot pruning.

Vines have an age ranging from 15 to over 50 years.

The harvest is carried out exclusively by hand, and the grapes are crushed whole with the presence of the rachis.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel containers under strict temperature control.

It refines in the same stainless steel containers for at least 6 months and at least 3 more in the bottle before reaching the market.

Lugana il Gruccione 2018 Nunzio Ghiraldi

Straw yellow color.

The nose has remarkable and very fine aromas of white flowers, yellow peach, almond, and some ideas that recall iodine. Neither wide nor narrow, all the aromas are wonderfully balanced. Do not let yourself go to the cloying presence of ripe exotic fruit notes, and to the surprising tomato leaf, a dominant trace in some “Lugana“, which of Turbiana have just little, but not even to the aseptic absence of perfumes of others. If it is true that in media stat virtus, Lugana the Gruccione 2018 Nunzio Ghiraldi is the virtue par excellence.

On the palate if it were possible, it becomes even better, with a minerality made up of thousands and thousands of points, which are placed on the tongue with kindness and elegance. The palate is wrapped in a velvety freshness, for an uncompromising overall pleasantness. Volume expressed by softness is excellent.

The synthesis of the three senses is concentrated in a score that achieves excellence by winning 90/100. The splendid vintage translates into a wine that has great capacity to evolve over time, improving year after year for over a decade. To drink immediately and set aside to observe the evolution.

It will surprise you.


Additional information

SKU: WIN-31282
Weight 1.5 kg


Prizes and awards

Wine il vino 2018 90 / 100