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  • 2022 GUERRIERI RIZZARDI LUGANA WHITE 750ml

2022 GUERRIERI RIZZARDI LUGANA WHITE 750ml

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90% Turbiana (Trebbiano di Lugana), 5% Chardonnay & 5% Pinot Bianco
Lugana, Italy

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This vibrant white wine of the Venetian tradition comes from the sole vinification of Turbiana grapes (Trebbiano di Lugana), it is refined, elegant and mineral; matching perfectly with freshwater and saltwater fish dishes, fresh crustaceans, sushi and young cheese.

This Lugana is made from Trebbiano di Lugana grapes, historically cultivated widely in the lands surrounding Peschiera del Garda. The grapes are grown according to the guyot method in various vineyards around the San Benedetto di Lugana area, where the subsoil is abundant in white clay. After selection and harvest, the grapes are crushed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks followed by refinement on the lees for 2-3 months, after which the wine is ready to be bottled.

Vineyard: Several vineyards in Peschiera del Garda, San Benedetto di Lugana area.

Soil: Flat areas, mainly composed of clayey soils on various clay and limestone layers. 

Traning: Simple guyot and double and single pergola.

Vine Age: 25 years

Harvest: Machine harvest using the latest technologies.

Winemaking: After the destemming and crushing the grapes are pressed and begin the alcoholic fermentation in a reduced environment (protected from oxygen). Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 10-12 days and is carried out at a temperature of 15°-16° C. 

Maturation: Up to 3 months on fine lees and yeast in stainless steel and thermoconditioned concrete vats. 

Tasting Notes: Engaging, attractive aromatics of blossom and stone fruit leading to a palate that is silky
smooth, rich in texture with concentrated fruit, fine sapidity and a long lasting finish.

Food: Excellent match for grilled fish, pasta and shellfish dishes, soft cheeses

Best to Drink: Best at 1 to 4 years from the vintage

ABV: 13.5%

Total Acidity: 5.58 g/l 

pH: 3.24 

Residual Sugar: 4.2 g/l 

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The oldest part of Guerrieri Rizzardi exists in Bardolino where the Rambaldi family (ancestors of the Guerrieri) developed an estate in the 15th century. Close by and a century later in Negrar di Valpolicella the Rizzardi family bought the estate of Pojega. These two families were later joined by marriage almost three centuries later.

Today, Guerrieri Rizzardi has reached the next generation with Giuseppe, Olimpia and Agostino Rizzardi. Inheriting a great passion for wine and love for the territory, with them the new eco winery was completed on the hills of Bardolino in 2011; it is the company’s headquarters, a perfect fusion between ancient and modern. In 2014 the Amarone Calcarole became the first wine from the region ever to be awarded Red Wine of the Year by Gambero Rosso.

ECO-FRIENDLY
GREEN WINERY
In 2011 the new winery just outside the town of Bardolino was completed. The winery was designed to be energy self-sufficient with its solar panels (2000 m²) providing more energy than is actually used. Other choices: outdoor fermentation tanks for red wines (using the sun’s energy to reach fermentation temperature), a gravity system to bring the juice (must) from the receiver to the fermentation tanks, the water used in production in from our own well, all have their green benefits.

IN THE VINEYARDS
We are committed to limiting the amount of artificial pest and weed control products used in the vineyards, for this purpose we intentionally planted on the edges of the vineyards shrubs and trees deliberately chosen to attract beneficial insects (able to keep pests under control).
The latest project was to seed in between the rows of vines, plants such as pea, vetch and clovers which when mowed in the summer act as natural fertilizers. In addition, in some vineyards, we opt for mechanical weeding, as shown here in the vineyard to the right. In 2016 we purchased a 4 hectare, organically certified vineyard on the hillside of Rocca del Garda.

PACKAGING/RECYCLED
We opt to use light weight glass bottles for almost all of our wines and everything that is used daily in the winery for production purposes is recycled. Recycling ranges from the glass and corks of the bottles used for tasting to the paper in the office to the cardboard/plastic wrapping of all dry goods.

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