Montunal’s “older brother” owes its rich, complex character to the distinctive qualities of the single vineyard of the same name, with its unique soils and excellent southern exposure.
The Lugana Orestilla takes its name from the precious marble sarcophagus dedicated to the Roman matron Orestilla, found in the vineyard in the XVIIth Century. Thanks to the unique soil composition, the native grape variety Turbiana creates a rich, wide and longlasting Lugana.
A single-vineyard of 2 hectares (about 5 acres) called Orestilla, in Montonale village, south facing, with excellent sunlight exposition and good ventilation, which allow a perfect grape ripeness.
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.
A pale yellow colour with golden hues, the radiant nose captures with refined aromas of sweet citrus, pineapple, 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 is enthralling and invigorating, with a deep, mineral finish.
it honours perfectly many fish dishes: fish soups, shellfish, grilled fish and fish stew. Try it with “aolette del Garda in carpione”, a very traditional, tasty recipe with lake bleaks!