Reviewed on 2019-01-04
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Rating 97
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Lombardy
Italy
ABV 13%
Price $20.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Drinking Outside the Lines, Impressing On A Budget, Summer Sipping

Drink If You Like

Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris / Grigio , Sauvignon Blanc

Montonale "Montunal" Lugana DOC 2017 Review

Resting just off the southern bank of Lake Garda and straddling Lombardia and the Veneto is this little DOC doing amazing things under the wine-world radar. Lugana has one of the best expressions of the ubiquitous Trebbiano grape (called Turbiana in this region), taking it to new levels with long lees aging in stainless steel to maintain and bring out what this once thought of as a neutral grape can do. Winemaker Roberto Girelli comes correct with a mineral-driven wine focusing on floral and quiet citrus notes with a hint of white peach and green apple. It’s $20 so go grab it now and broaden that palate.

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Montonale "Montunal" Lugana DOC 2017
Resting just off the southern bank of Lake Garda and straddling Lombardia and the Veneto is this little DOC doing amazing things under the wine-world radar. Lugana has one of the best expressions of the ubiquitous Trebbiano grape (called Turbiana in this region), taking it to new levels with long lees aging in stainless steel to maintain and bring out what this once thought of as a neutral grape can do. Winemaker Roberto Girelli comes correct with a mineral-driven wine focusing on floral and quiet citrus notes with a hint of white peach and green apple. It’s $20 so go grab it now and broaden that palate.

Reviewed On: 01-04-2019
97
POINTS
Montonale "Montunal" Lugana DOC 2017
Resting just off the southern bank of Lake Garda and straddling Lombardia and the Veneto is this little DOC doing amazing things under the wine-world radar. Lugana has one of the best expressions of the ubiquitous Trebbiano grape (called Turbiana in this region), taking it to new levels with long lees aging in stainless steel to maintain and bring out what this once thought of as a neutral grape can do. Winemaker Roberto Girelli comes correct with a mineral-driven wine focusing on floral and quiet citrus notes with a hint of white peach and green apple. It’s $20 so go grab it now and broaden that palate.

Reviewed On: 01-04-2019