Lugana DOC Mandolara
Color: straw-yellow with green shades
Year of production: 2019
Price: 8.50 euros (wineshop prize)
Annual production: 250,000 bottles
Denomination: doc
Aging: 3 months in stainless steel tanks- 3 months in bottle as refinement
Grapes: 100% Turbiana

Having a historical knowledge of grapevine cuttings is one of the great advantages of the winery Le Morette, located in the southern part of Lake Garda. Nowadays these small vine plants, which then became the beautiful vineyards of this winery, form one of the most well-kept and selected plots di Turbiana. Turbiana is the grape variety, which this interesting Lugana doc comes from.
For many years Valerio Zenato farm has been growing and selecting cuttings and has managed to put together a selection of Turbiana to obtain the lines of many wines represented under the Le Morette brand and of which Lugana DOC Mandolara is a true business card company, fully representing all the characteristics of this variety and this territory.
The color of this Lugana DOC is a bright yellow in greenish shades, it makes all its balance already on the nose and recalls the explosion of perfumes in spring in this area where Lake Garda, the microclimate and the moraine soils contribute to enhance this grape variety for centuries.
The delicate perfume and the notes of fresh fruit mix with a good minerality and in the mouth emerges in flavor and acidity, a typical characteristic of white wines that can be appreciated even after a few years in the bottle, with a finish of sweet almond, one of the identifying elements of this grape variety.
A wine that allows us to combine it with local fish dishes, with savory pies of wild herbs and with the correct refinement in the bottle also with roasted or skewered white meats, while remaining the aperitif par excellence.
Let’s toast to this wonderful example of peasant history and culture, united by the skilled hands of the Zenato family.

Company Profile
Le Morette is a family run winery founded in 1960 and located in Peschiera del Garda (Italy), in the thin belt that divides the southern bank of Garda Lake and the Frassino Lake, an important naturalistic site and jewel of biodiversity recognized among the European Community. Winery and vineyards are in the heart of the Lugana DOC area: the family run about 40 hectares in Peschiera del Garda and Desenzano del Garda mostly dedicated to premium Lugana, the most representative white wine. Le Morette is also historically present with about 6 hectares in Lazise, produceing Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC, one of the most interesting Italian rosè and some full-bodied red wines made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Corvina grapes. Now the third generation is on board represented by Fabio Paolo Zenato, who are approaching the family business with the same philosophy their father Valerio used to teach them: to keep the maximum respect of the environment, applying sustainability principles in the vineyard and in the winery as well. The environmental consciousness starts in the vineyard considering that the Company is one of the very first vine-nurseries in Italy mostly devoted to indigenous grape varieties. In the vineyard the sustainability is applied using organic fertilizers, water saving irrigation, avoiding any chemical herbicide, advocating the vineyard natural biodiversity. Le Morette is eco-friendly in the cellar too, providing a new facility concluded a few years ago, with new cutting-edge green technologies based on renewable energy. The Company name express this green-soul as well: “la moretta” is in fact the most popular mallard which populate Frassino Lake Bank. Another choice to emphasize the bond with the territory and the deep knowledge of all the natural factors which determine its uniqueness.

Viale Indipendenza 19/D Peschiera del Garda ,
VR 37019 IT
Tel. +39 045 755 2724 –