Moniga del Garda, Lombardia, Italy
We are in Lombardy, close to the Franciacorta, but further east on Lake Garda, in the small region of Lugana, where the most tasty and aromatic wines from Trebbiano di Lugana (or Turbiana) and Groppello grapes are made.
As already mentioned for the Franciacorta, Lake Garda is a unique place for wine production due to its exclusive microclimate and special soil. The glaciers, in four successive glaciations, gave birth to Valtènesi, a hilly landscape crossed by small valleys, and to Lugana, area with a dense clay-soaked soil, rich in mineral salts. The waters of Lake Garda and the mild breeze from the Alps behind, have then generated the furthest north Mediterranean microclimate of the globe.