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  • Perla del Garda, a record-breaking Lugana in the Grand Hotel Gardone wine list

     Lake Garda is now emerging worldwide as one of the territories of great excellence for wines production: new important confirmations in this regard come from Perla del Garda, which conquered three awards at the last edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, the world's largest wine competition launched in 2004 by the British magazine Decanter. 

  • An intensive autumn for Lugana on Garda and in the Usa

     An important autumn for Lugana: the popular white wine from Lake Garda, 80% of the production exported all over the world, is now protagonist of a series of promotional initiatives in the USA. An overseas promotional mission before the exclusive tasting on Lake Garda scheduled at the end of November in Desenzano del Garda. So, a calendar of events organised above all in the USA where Lugana has been the protagonist in many cities like Chicago and San Francisco and it will be presented from 2nd to 4th November at the American Wine Society to celebrate its 50 years. The tour has gone on and has arrived at the Capital Wine School for wine students and on 7th November it will be in New York for an event dedicated in particular to the press. Highly significant is the final tour stop in Santa Rosa, where the Consortium will participate to the 2017 edition of Wine Bloggers Conference from 9th to 12th, an appointment for the most important American web-influencers. In this occasion Lugana will join the international wine community to support with money and concrete actions many wineries in California that have been destroyed by wildfires. But there is still more: on 25th in the castle in Desenzano will take place an exclusive tasting “Le Età del Lugana”, only for the press and for expert tasters, dedicated to old vintages, to Lugana Riserva and to the late harvest. Among Lugana characteristics we must mention its extraordinary longevity, that is unconventional for white wines but in this case is essential to exalt its qualities. Indeed, Lugana can reach the top quality after some years of ageing. This is the reason why the consortium has considered it a great strength and it will be tested during a wine tasting session for analysing the evolution of Lugana white wine over time.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • Lugana Day on 6th October

    On 6th October has been scheduled the great event dedicated to Lugana wine to celebrate 50 years of Lugana. Double appointment: in the afternoon at 3.30 pm in Lugana di Sirmione will be inaugurated the monument dedicated to Lugana, strongly supported by the consortium in collaboration with the municipal administration. After that, at 5 pm, the event will continue in Sirmione in Piazzale Porto with “Lugana con gusto a Sirmione” with Lugana wine tastings combined with local food of Lake Garda. The event closes at 9 pm with free entrance subject to availability and it will take place even in case of bad weather. To participate it is not necessary to subscribe online. The registration will be done during the event.

  • Lugana Molin 2016 still on the top with the Three Glasses

    . A new important confirmation for Cà Maiol, one of the most famous wineries located on Lake Garda that is included in the wine list of Grand Hotel Gardone. The “Lugana Molin 2016”, produced by the Desenzano del Garda winery, has been awarded with 3 glasses (Tre Bicchieri) of Gambero Rosso for the 2018 wine guide. This wine has already won this prestigious prize in 2014 and in 2015. Gambero Rosso experts has defined it like a classic among Lugana wines with a fresh profile and clean quality. A new important success for the winery run by Fabio Contato. From this year the majority share of the winery has been bought by Santa Margherita group, one of the most important brand in the Italian wine industry.

     

     

  • Lugana, great success for the white wine of the territory in 2016

    The success of Lugana has no limits. 2016 has been a favorable year for the well-known white wine from Lake Garda with a percentage of exportation around 70 percent. A wine of great traditions if we consider that in 2017 will be celebrated the first half a century of the Protected Designation of Origin. The PDO of Lugana entered into force in 1967 and it was the first approved in Lombardy. The right occasion to celebrate the success of the wine made in Lake Garda that everybody can find worldwide: from Germany, the first market, to USA, where in autumn 2016 the Consortium for the protection organized an important promotional tour with ten stops.

    Excellence, personality, strictly linked to the identity of the territory thanks to the preservation of the indigenous grape Turbiana, extremely versatility in combinations, a wide range of proposals: from bubbles to the late grape harvest or the classic typologies. These are the main features that have contributed to make Lugana famous with 14 million bottles in 2016 (an increase of 10 percent compared with the previous year) and a turnover of 150 million (against 135 million of the last year). Even the vineyard has increased to 1675 hectares. But, it is important to remember, as already said by the President of the Consortium Mr. Formentini, that this increment has been registered without modifying the original borders of the PDO. This is a guarantee for the character and the tradition of a product that even in 2017 will be protagonist on the tables of Lake Garda and worldwide.

  • Lugana, wine-tasting in Sirmione: on 6th October, from 5 to 9 pm, free entrance, advance booking required.

    New appointment on Lake Garda discovering Lugana wine. On 6th October is scheduled the first edition of the “Lugana Doc con gusto a Sirmione”, an event that is included in the events to celebrate 50 years of Lugana Doc. The event will take place in Piazzale Porto from 5 to 9 pm with a tasting- itinerary where Lugana will be presented together with typical local products. Free entrance subject to availability, booking is required on the website www.consorziolugana.it. Also in case of bad weather conditions, the event will take place.

     

     

  • Spumante Garda Doc, here's the new Garda sparkling wine

    The new Spumante Garda Doc has been presented in the last days in Mantova, the new brand of the Consorzio Garda that has been launched on the market with the ambitious goal of becoming “the official sparkling wine on Lake Garda”. The production area includes 31 thousand hectares of vineyards, of which 27.889 in the province of Verona and 3211 between Mantova and Brescia. The Spumante Garda Doc can be produced above all with Garganega, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Trebbiano grapes with traditional or charmant method. After its debut with the collection brut 2016, the first great quantity could be ready for Christmas. The consortium aims to reach 20 million bottles, starting from the choice of producing this wine from different wineries but under this new brand.

     

     

     


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