Try this summer quaffer …
Zenato Lugana San Benedetto 2009
Made from 100 % Trebbiano di Lugana grown in vineyards located just south of Lake Garda in Northern Italy, this delectable wine has enticing aromas and flavours. The Zenato family claims that much of the aroma and flavour in the grapes from the San Benedetto vineyards results from the ancient geologic formations of the lake and the surrounding landscape. The vineyards face south and southeast and are planted at 60 and 80 meters above sea level. The vines are planted in a shale-clay mix.
Alright, enough stats. Here’s the low-down on this perfect summertime quaffer.
Aroma – herbaceous, slight overtones of lavender
Flavour – crisp green apple with a citrus bite, very well balanced and good mouthfeel
Pairing – I had it with grilled chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, and lemon verbena; cornflour tortillas and tomato, corn and mango salsa.