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Sitting on the southern shores of Lake Garda, the wine region of Lugana is known for its stellar white wines made from the grape Turbiana. A true expression of what this grape can do, the wines of Lugana put Turbiana on show, creating white wines like the Zenato San Benedetto Lugana which expresses the region with beautiful elegance, tantalizing floral notes, juicy citrus vibes and stonefruit aromas. All coupled with a palate that has a brightness that just won’t quit and a backbone of minerality that genuinely makes this wine style very memorable.

Beginning its origin story in 1960, Zenato Winery was started by Sergio Zenato right in the heartland of Lugana, San Benedetto. Since the 1960s, wineries like Zenato have seen the potential of Lugana and bet hard on the region. More than the picturesque views that can be enjoyed on the south banks of Lake Garda, the Lugana DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) has an extraordinary terroir. This is what compelled Sergio to plant winemaking roots and create wines that summed up the region to the fullest. Today, his legacy and love for the land and wines are carried on by his son and daughter, Alberto and Nadia, with their mother, Carla. 

 
An Easter Celebration, Complete With a Glass From Lugana 

With the Easter holiday around the corner, Lugana is the perfect wine to bring to the table. Like other family holidays, you might not always know what is on the menu, and a wine that can go with a variety of foods is always a good call. Enter Zenato's San Benedetto Lugana as the savior to this pairing dilemma!

A fresh but weighted wine on the palate, the San Benedetto is a wine that can pair with a variety of dishes, from fish to roast chicken and even classic Easter dishes like Argentina Pascualina Egg Tarts. Go-to pairings for this wine year-round are fresh seafood dishes, roasted chicken and pork, hard cheeses, earthy veg, and pasta that lean on the creamy side. The versatility of this wine really has every base covered.

Aside from its food pairing potential, this is also a wine that is delicious all on its own and is a perfect complement to add a bit of extra fun to a classic game of Easter Egg Hunting.

Read the full article at HOLRmagazine.com
 

Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2020
Veneto, Italy
VINTAGES# 707158, $19.95 SHOP »»
"Pleasant aromas and flavors of apples and pears with some fresh herbs, flowers and minerals. A full-bodied white with a rich vein of ripe fruit all the way through to the end. Delicious. Drink now." Score: 92 Pts. - James Suckling, October 22, 2021.

Enjoy with fish or roast chicken.

Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore
Veneto, Italy
VINTAGES# 479766, $27.95 SHOP »»
Ripasso wines are fondly referred to as 'baby Amarone' by some. Zenato's baby is bigger and richer than most, with intense flavours of chocolate, mixed berry jam, cocoa, smoke and licorice.

"This is so refined and focused with layers of fruit and ultra-fine tannins. Plenty of chocolate and spice, too. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a focused finish. Drink or hold." Score: 92 Pts. - James Suckling,  January 22, 2019

Serve with risotto and gorgonzola, or grilled sausages and tomatoes.
Dive into the glass with Sommelier and wine expert Renée Sferrazza (@wine.by.renee) as she explores the history, terroir and tasting notes of wines from around the world. This weekend, watch as Renée's recommends some unique Easter-themed food pairings for Zenato San Benedetto Lugana @wine.by.renee »»
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