Santa Cristina Lugana rolls off the tongue in such a romantic way that it beckons even the most cynical of wine lovers. Spoken Italian just has a way of doing that, doesn’t it? Be assured that it’s not just the soft lilting quality of the words that could make one swoon, rather the bouquet and flavour of this white are quite persuasive.
The vintage was 2009, a good year all around for wine. This S. Cristina Lugana ($17.95) has a beautiful bouquet reminiscent of rose petals, peach, apricot, citrus and spice. It has nice acidity on the palate and good crispness. Flavours of peach and tangerine fill the mouth and leave behind a refreshing sour cherry finish.
This wine was made with Trebbiano Di Soave and comes from Lombardy, Italy. Sip it on a hot summer’s day out on the patio, or enjoy like I did with stir-fry shrimp and rice vermicelli. I picked this wine up on a whim. It just goes to show that spontaneity can certainly pay off.