Localization: Lombardy, Italy
Tasting Notes: Golden yellow color, with bright reflections. On the nose, notes of tropical fruits and bergamot dominate. Followed by sensations of white pepper, mineral notes accompanied by vanilla. The taste is full, of great thickness and balance.
The Domain: Our Lugana vineyards are grown to respect biodiversity at the fullest, in accordance with the Biodiversity Friend protocol.
Our wines are born in a place of rare beauty. At the base of San Martino della Battaglia Tower, it is possible to spot the Lake Garda in the distance. Here, the typical white clays, give origin to grapes and wines of unique quality.
The vineyards of our Le Civaie Estate are distributed in two different areas of the Lugana Denomination, in the municipality of Pozzolengo and Desenzano, both in the well-known Lombardy’s area.
Here, we are in the southern part of Lake Garda, below the famous Sirmione peninsula, known since the times of the Latin poet Valerio Catullo. The name of this area comes from the fact that here there was a forest called “Selva Lucana”. This was before the land remediation operated by the Serenissima Repubblica of Venice in 1400, who transformed it into fertile ground for cereals – from where we derive the name “Le Civaie”.
Our winery has been designed to fully integrate itself with the surrounding landscape. The natural slope of the hill allows us to find intelligent energy saving solutions by taking advantage of the force of gravity. In its construction, only natural and local materials were used, some of them recovered from previous basement excavations of the winery itself. Just as we did for the winery over the years, we have invested in the recovery of all the rural houses located on our vineyards.