B-21 Top Recommendation
While Lugana is often described as the best kept secret of Italian white wine, the exceptional single vineyard 2019 Ottella Lugana Le Creete may be the Lugana DOC's ultimate hidden gem. A seductive understated world-class white made from Turbiana (the local clone of Trebbiano di Lugana), the source of Le Creete is a small estate vineyard parcel with white, chalky soil on the southern shore of Lake Garda. The 2019 Ottella Lugana Le Creete exhibits the purest expression of this terroir, crisp yet rich with the balanced minerality that is a signature of the lush white wine sourced from this unique vineyard. The 2019 Ottella Lugana Le Creete is intensely aromatic with fresh orchard, floral and tropical fruit notes, hints of wild herbs and tingling citrusy acidity balanced on a lasting savory finish.