2019 Ottella Lugana Le Creete (750ml)

Trebbiano di Lugana from Lugana, Veneto, Italy

2019 Ottella Lugana Le Creete
B-21 Top Recommendation
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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.

93RAS
91V

This is the most dramatic, intense Lugana ever – I flipped over a galaxy of star fruit and citrus to land on fluffy flower pillows followed by an orchard attack. The vineyard's clay provides an attack of unctuous exotic, while the limestone laces wine with lemon acidity that exhausts the palate. Sure is worth the whirl.

93 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (May 2021)

The single-vineyard 2019 Lugana Le Creete is an understated and feminine beauty, blending subtle hints of candied citrus with wild herbs, nectarine and flowery undergrowth. It’s silky, almost oily in texture, contrasted by brisk acids and lime-infused orchard fruits. This tapers off cheek-puckering, tart and almost salty, yet it leaves a lasting, almost tropical impression that I find quite pleasurable.

91 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (Feb 2021)

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