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Ottella Lugana DOC Riserva Molceo
Azienda Agricola Ottella
Italy - Veneto - Lugana DOC

The wine is produced in the area of San Benedetto di Lugana in estate vineyards that are suitable thanks to the high content of white clay.

The color is clear and intense with golden highlights. The nose immediately opens with fruity notes that are enchanting, penetrating and complex. Typical elegant notes of citrus fruits and flowers with a fine mineral character. The palate is complex and intense offering mineral flavors. It is captivating, long and lively, both in the persistence and in the strength of the flavors, mingling with unmissable citrus sensation. A delicate evolution, fine flesh, perfect longevity.
Since 2009 it has won every year the TRE BICCHIERI GAMBERO ROSSO award.

Specifications
Appellation
Lugana DOC
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Trebbiano di Lugana
Age of vines
25-30 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
White clay
Vinification
The harvest and selection of the grapes are done strictly by hand.
Double bow Guyot pruning - Yield around 8,000 kg. of grapes per hectare, equivalent to 5,040 liters of wine or 63%.
Harvest - late October.
Delicate, soft pressing of the whole bunch for most of the production, the rest with gentle destemming by oscillation. Thereafter, a strict protocol of vinification: partial malolactic fermentation, fining for 16 months on yeast and fine lees - 80% in stainless steel vats, 20% oak barrels.
Production
1,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Stimulating with marine or freshwater fish, it also goes well with savory or fatty meat (goose or pork). Enjoyable with seasoned, herbal cheeses of various types and elaborate dishes.

Reviews and News

2016 Ottella Lugana Riserva Molceo - 92 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

2016 Ottella Lugana Riserva Molceo - 92 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

"Intensely fragrant, this wine boasts aromas of citrus, perfumed white flower and yellow stone fruit. The elegantly structured, precise palate delivers juicy grapefruit, ripe apricot and energizing minerals while bright acidity lends balance. A bitter almond note graces the finish. Drink through 2024. - KERIN O’KEEFE"
- Wine Enthusiast (August 2019), 92 pts - EDITORS' CHOICE

Producer Information: Azienda Agricola Ottella

Azienda Agricola Ottella was founded in 1880 by the Montresor family; a grape growing family for many generations. The winery is located at the Southern end of Lake Garda, near ...
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