Ca’ dei Frati Brolettino Lugana


for the equivalent of £23.50 a bottle

Grower: Ca’ dei Frati
Grape Variety: Turbiana
Style: Fresh and Fruity
Country: Italy
Appellation: Veneto
Vintage: 2020/21
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Pale gold in colour. The bouquet opens with aromas of stone fruits, rose and a touch of vanilla spice from the oak ageing. The palate has rich peach and apple characters, with a creamy, honeyed texture lifted by stony minerality. It is intense and concentrated with a fresh and vibrant finish.

Ca’ dei Frati was founded in 1939 when Felice Dal Cero settled on the Lombardy side of the Lugana appellation. It’s called Ca’ dei Frati or 'friar house', because it was once owned by monks who grew grapes there. Soil types play a fundamental role in crafting Ca’ dei Frati’s fresh, fruit- and mineral-driven wines. Lake Garda was created during the Eocene era, some 35 million years ago, by a melting glacier. As the melting ice flowed south from what we now call the Italian Alps, it also brought glacial deposits. Today, these rocky and pebbly 'morainic' soils are ideal for the production of fine wine. Because the roots of the vines have to work harder to find the water table in the well-drained soils, their fruit production becomes more vigorous. The quality of the wines is attributable directly to Igino Dal Cero’s obsession with detail. All their fruit is picked by hand. As a result, the grapes are richer in aroma and flavour, with more complexity and depth. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality, and today they remain the best producer in Lugana.



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