Lugana DOC, ‘Folar’, Santi 2021
Fresh, maritime-style wine. Salted almonds, lime and toast with white flowers and pear on the palate.
The term Folàr in the Verona dialect means “punching down”, a winemaking process generally reserved for red wines and used in the production of this Lugana. It consists of repeatedly breaking the cap of pomace and pushing it under the surface of the must, which is thus enriched by the noble components of the skin during the fermentation, thereby boosting the structure and ageing capacity of the wine.
Why we love this:
Complex and squeaky clean. Shows what Italian white wine is capable of.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
On the far western side of the province of Verona lies the historical village of Illasi, where the Santi winery was founded in 1843 on the initiative of Carlo Santi. The roots put down by the Santi winery in the terroir come to fruition in the local character of its wines. The careful use of Corvina, the principal native vine of the Valpolicella and the Verona area, the utilisation of large barrel ageing, typical of the Italian winemaking tradition, and the selection of local essences for the barrels themselves, are elements of a winemaking philosophy.