If you enjoy a light, white wine with a hint of flowers, order Lugana when in restaurants in Bergamo or resorts around Lago di Garda (Lake Garda).
Lugana is a straw yellow, almost pale green, colour and is a very delicate wine, with a slight hint of fruit.
It is made from Trebbiano di Lugana grapes by several vineyards set on the hills around the southern shores of Lago di Garda.
Lugana wine can be enjoyed as an aperitivo in a bar, to accompany antipasto and risotto made with fish, and with dishes such as carpione del Garda, carp from Lago di Garda.
Check the date on the bottle because Lugana is at its best when drunk young. It should be served chilled, preferably between eight and 10 degrees centigrade.
Respected producers of Lugana include Ca’ dei Frati, Visconti and Zenato.