Featured White White for April – 2019 Ca’ Dei Frati BrolettinoPublished on April 11, 2022
For years, wine from the Lugana region was a secret shared among the thousands of tourists who flock annually to the delightful villages that surround Lake Garda, in northern Italy. But thanks to a continuous rise in quality, Lugana’s fame has finally spread beyond the region. Elegant, structured and delicious white wines made from Turbiana, a unique native grape grown on the southern shores of Lake Garda, they are some of the country’s premier white bottlings. The Ca’ dei Frati estate, situated on the southern shores of Lake Garda, owned by the Dal Cero family has increased the quantity of the wines over the last three decades and today they are known as the best producer in Lugana.
The Winecroft featured white wine for April is the 2019 Ca’ Dei Frati Brolettino. It is a multi-award winning wine made from 100% Turbiana. Pale gold in colour, this wine opens with aromas of stone fruits, rose and a touch of vanilla spice. The palate has rich peach and apple characters, with a creamy, honeyed texture. It is intense and concentrated through to the fresh finish.
This wine is a fixture on the winelist at Locanda Locatelli, the Michelin starred Italian restaurant in Marylebone, London.