2016 Tenuta Roveglia "Limne" Lugana SKU #1291172

$15.99

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  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    2/5/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    I am always thrilled and surprised by the white wines of Italy. At first this wine struck me as a simple, grassy, crisp wine. Perhaps I was judging it too quickly by the aromas, though, because on the palate it was surprisingly weighty, with soft stone fruits, and a lovely round quality. Overall, I love how this wine is very multi-dimensional, with great freshness and cut, but also a a depth of character that is surprising at this price.
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    1/28/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    The white wines of Italy never disappoint. Fresh, flavorsome, and mouth watering with notes of stone fruit, white flowers, and a hint of salinity, this bottle of Trebbiano has beautiful succulence while retaining bright, zippy acidity that will have you reaching for that third glass. Enjoy with cioppino, chicken, pork and good friends. Bevi, amici!
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    5/3/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine excites me: the nose is floral, spicy, and a bit of beeswax and honey flow from the glass. On the palate the wine has weight and a distinct richness yet you immediately feel the snap of acidity, that vibrant center-palate zing that just lights up your mouth, and a rarity to find wines that have that richness but are so clean on the palate, and at only 13.0%. The flavors are spice, lees, braised fruit, all offset by the focused central acidity that add lift and drive to the palate presence. The finish is long, mineral driven, and shows incredible balance; layers of fruit, spice and floral notes are consistently blossoming in the finish. This Lugana Limne is capable of aging very well for another 2-4 years, the Riserva up to 10 years.
    Drink from 2017 to 2021
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    5/1/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Tenuta Roveglia is the most recent addition to our Italian direct import portfolio and their wines are already turning heads. My colleague Greg St. Clair alerted me some time ago as to just how impressive Roveglia's Luganas were and he was right. Over the years I've found most Lugana to be either a bit lean or conversely more akin to oaky new world Chardonnay with few rising above. Neither is the case with Roveglia. Their "Limne" is a value priced Lugana that weds crisp acidity with flavorful honeyed fruit and is vibrant on the palate from start to finish. We were expecting this to retail closer to $20 and were astonished to find otherwise. This versatile white drinks nicely as an aperitif but will pair nicely with shellfish, white meats and lighter Asian style dishes. Impressive.

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