Lugana wine: the gem of southern Lake Garda
The history and tradition of Lugana wine
What better way to experience a place’s true essence than by discovering its wine and cuisine? Here’s the history of one of Italy’s most famous white wines.
The countryside south of Lake Garda (where Desenzano, Peschiera, Pozzolengo, and Sirmione are found) is a land rich in traditions, flavours, aromas, and above all, fine wine. If you choose to spend your holiday at Villa Rosa, one of the best Lake Garda hotels with pool, you can combine relaxation with a culinary tour to discover the products of the fertile Garda area.
There was a time when the Lugana area was a marshy forest totally unsuitable for cultivation. Once the forest had been cleared for military reasons, Lugana gradually started to be converted from uncultivated into agricultural land in the Venetian era.
This is where the production of Lugana wine began, which has gained a unique identity and has earned itself a prime position amongst Italian wines. Lugana DOC wine typically has a straw-yellow colour with hints of green. It has a delicate floral bouquet with subtle almond flavours, while its palate is fresh, soft, and harmonious. It’s an extremely versatile wine that lends itself to various pairings: from aperitifs to antipasti, from pasta courses to meat and fish dishes.
Here to you our selection of the best Lugana wines: see the wine list of our Rose & Sapori Restaurant.
Would you like to discover the birth secret of Lugana wine first-hand? Then take advantage of our dedicated Lugana Wine Tour package with accommodation, guided wineyard tour and wine tasting.