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Ottella Lugana DOC 2021 from Northern Italy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Ottella Lugana Bianco 2021
Now that Spring has arrived and Summer will soon be here, our thoughts and palates start thinking about lower alcohol wines to enjoy with friends. We found that Ottella Lugana DOC 2021 from the Lugana Region of Northern Italy to be a very notable choice with only 12.5% alcohol, but with layers of flavors. This is an elegant wine that is perfect to serve as an aperitif or to pair with food. Ottella Lugana DOC 2021 is imported by Vias Imports, Ltd. Salud!


Ottella Lugana DOC 2021

Ottella Lugana DOC 2021 Information:


Ottella Vineyard
San Benedetto di Lugana, southern area of Lake Garda
Turbiana (Trebbiano di Lugana)
White Wine
5 months on fine lees
Imported by:
Vias Wine

Bottle and Technical Notes: "Harvested from the end of September until late October from San Benedetto di Lugana region located in the southern area of Lake Garda. Harvest and bunch selection done strictly by hand in small 17 kg cases. Crushing, soft crushing of whole bunches for most of the production, while the rest is lightly destemmed by oscillation. They follow strict winemaking processes: racking off the lees by natural settling, slow fermentation at controlled temperature (14 - 18 degrees Celsius/57 - 64 degrees Fahrenheit), followed by aging for 6-8 months on fine lees." This wine received 91 points from WineEnthusiast.

Tasting Notes: The color is a bright straw color with a very aromatic nose. The terroir has a high white clay content which imparts limestone and mineral notes. The wine also has pear and lemony notes on the nose that follow through on the palate. With only 12.5% alcohol, it is light yet luscious, an elegant wine that will be perfect to serve as an aperitif at any time, or to serve all summer long. 

Suggested Pairing Notes: Lake and sea fish, soups, pasta and rice dishes, white meat served in a sauce. 

For our pairing, we looked to the sea and paired Ottella Lugana DOC 2021 with Luxury Experience - Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Cod with Olive Tapenade on White Bean Puree, which was a lovely mix of sea and land, and the perfect complement to both the wine and the food. The lemon used in the tapenade and as a garnish help to really bring out the flavors in this delicious wine. 

Luxury Experience - Olive Oil Poached Cod Pairing with Lugana DOC 2021 - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience -Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Cod with Olive Tapenade on White Bean Puree
Serves: 2 

Olive Tapenade Ingredients:

Green Olives with Pimentos
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Lemon Zest
Fresh Lemon Juice
Flat Leaf Parsley, finely minced

Method for the Olive Tapenade: Add all ingredients (excepting parsley) to a food processor and process until smooth. Stir in minced parsley. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours to meld flavors. Heat just before plating.

Cod Ingredients:

Alaskan Cod Loin
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for poaching

Method for the Cod: Heat a saucepan that is large enough to hold the cod. Add a small amount of EVOO to the saucepan, then add the cod, and cover cod with olive oil. Cover and poach until fish is white and cooked through but not golden. Drain on paper towels and keep warm while plating. 

Cannellini Bean Ingredients:

Ounce Can
Cannellini Beans
Garlic, minced
Ottella Lugana DOC 2021
Olive Oil from the poached cod
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

Method for the Cannellini Puree: Drain, rinse, and soak the cannellini beans in cold water for 30 minutes, then drain. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Add a little more wine and olive oil used to poach the cod if needed. 

Garnishes: Lemon Strands, capers. 

Presentation: Spoon the puree on the plates, place the cod on top of the puree, then add the olive tapenade over the cod. Garnish with lemon strands and scatter capers on the plate. 

Until next time, salud and buon appetito! 

Ottella Wine Information

Founded in 1905, the Montresor family continues the Ottella tradition and legacy as fourth-generation wine makers. The 90-hectare estate in Lugana is located "between the municipalities of Peschiera del Garda, Pozzlengo, Lonato, Desenzano and Sirmione in an area with notable white clay and is bordered by the morainic "theatre" and Lake Garda." These factors contribute to its microclimate, to the soil which has white clay that is of morainic origin, sedentary rock, limestone, is rich in mineral salts, and is sandier in hillier elevations. Another factor is the Turbiana (also known as Trebbiano di Lugana) grape used in the creation of their wines.

The Ottella Portfolio includes Icon Wines: Molceo Lugana Riserva and Camposireso: Cru: Le Creete Lugana DOC; Best Sellers: Lugana DOC, Roses, and Gemei; Unconventional: Back to Silence Lugana DOC; Metodo Classico: Blanc de Blancs Brut, Roses Brut; and Last But Not Least: Prima Luce LGT.

For more information on Ottella wines, please visit the website: 

Ottella do Francesco e Michele Montresor 

OTTELLA do Francesco e Michele Montresor
Loc. Ottella 1
San Benedetto di Lugana
37109 Peschiera del Garda (VR), Italia
Telephone: +39-045-7551950
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Importer Information 

VIAS Imports LTD  

Vias Imports Ltd.
875 Sixth Avenue
Suite 1500
New York, New York 10001
Telephone: +1-212-629-0200
Toll Free: 1-800-936-6125
Fax: +1-212-629-0262

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