A special terroir
for a quality wine.
The Lugana territory, known for the white wine of the same name, Lugana DOC, features sedimented layers of morainal clay that are rich in lime and minerals. The earth here is as hard and compact when dry as it is soft and muddy after the rain, making it difficult to work, but its physical and chemical properties create the special flavors and aromas of Lugana wine and give it its excellent structure, tanginess and acidity, as well as its vigorous fragrance.
The Lugana terroir is also affected by the temperate breeze coming off of Lake Garda, which ensures a fairly constant, mild climate that is ideal for making Lugana wines. The soil and climate here are particularly suited to growing the Turbiana grape, a close cousin to Soave’s Trebbiano grape, which grows in volcanic, rather than morainal soils. Compared to Italy’s other Trebbiano grapes, these vines typical produce fewer grapes on average, which grow in compact, medium-sized bunches that feature an elongated pyramid shape.
The local terrain also allows for the growing of grapes for red wines such as Merlot, Marzemino, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Groppello, and Sangiovese, which are produced in limited quantities on Pasetto vineyards and are used to make our three red wines.
only the best grapes.
The training systems we use here at Pasetto are the Guyot Simple or a modified arched Guyot Double. The space between rows varies from 2.7 to 3 meters and from 0.8 to 1.2 meters between trunks, with the rows running from north to south in order to maximize the grapes’ exposure to the sun.
Winter pruning and training are done by hand, and so is the harvest. Soil management is based on growing grass between the rows and earthing up and unearthing the rows by mechanical means (and without the use of herbicides). Parasites are combated in an integrated manner without the use of synthetic pesticides.
Trebbiano di Lugana
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