Between late October and November, third harvest for Lugana Riserva del Lupo.
In this way, we obtain grapes with noble botrytis and we can extract the whole minerality from our soils that once were the lake bottom. Two years of aging in stainless steel tank and at least 6 months in bottle, in underground cellar under the level of the lake, at constant temperature. To combine with elegant and delicate dishes or night cup, with gourmet friends.
Grape variety: Turbiana 100% Location of the vineyard: Sirmione (Brescia) Number of plants per vineyard: 4,000 Soil: Luganawhite clay Fermentation: steel tanks Serving temperature: 8 – 10° Food matching: crudités, oysters, lobster, sashimi and Oriental dishes
From Merlot and Cabernet, it takes its name from the sunny moraine hill in the south of Lake Garda, where grapes are grown Cherry red color with ruby reflex, fresh and fruity.
It should be drunk young to enjoy the fragrance, appreciated in time for the soft maturity
Grape variety: Merlot and Cabernet Location of the vineyard: Moraine hill Number of plants per vineyard: 3,200 Soil: hilly, rocky and sunny Fermentation: steel tanks Serving temperature: 12 – 14° Food matching: salami, ham and melon, pizza, pasta, paella catalana
It takes its name from sunny moraine hill in the south of Lake Garda, where Merlot grapes are grown. Ruby and garnet color, rich and complex aroma with notes of cloves and cinnamon.
Even when young it has great personality, it evolves positively for several years.
Grape variety: Merlot 100% Location of the vineyard: Collina morenica Number of plants per vineyard: 3,200 Soil: hilly, rocky and sunny Fermentation: steel tanks Serving temperature: 18 – 20° Food matching: baked and boiled meats, mature cheese or after meal
It is told, that once upon a time when the Garda Lake and the smaller Frassine Lake where connected by chanels, black merchants arrived on their boats from the north and used the houses along the water for hiding their smuggled merchandise, and some people swear that wolves did protect those hideaways. Ca Loiera estate of the Tiraboschi family, is therefore called wolves house.
Only grapes from the 18 ha vineyards belonging to this estate are used in the production. White Lugana grapes grow on flat, argillaceous ground and on the hills Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Franco Tiraboschi is the man of action and responsible for vine making, his wife Ambra is the host for guests who want to visit the cellars, which partly are located underneath lake level.
Approximately 120.000 bottles of wine are produced every year, and sold on the national market through wine-bars, restaurants and special wine stores and a good quantity is exported. During week ends it is possible to eat local specialities inside the estate.
Franco and Ambra Tiraboschi were sometimes called a cuvée of courage and madness, but their Lugana, one of the most regular of the denomination, have their feet firmly on the ground: their more readable quality is the reality.