The Dal Cero family has transformed their Ca' dei Frati property, situated on the southern shores of Lake Garda, into a model Italian estate over the past two decades. Back in 1987, they had 12 hectares of vineyard but now, following the purchase of a large chunk of prime vineyard in 2008, they have over 160 hectares. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality and today they remain the best producer in Lugana.
'Made from the local Turbiana grape, this is pale yellow in colour with a concentrated but fresh perfume of elderflower, passion fruit, ripe white peaches and confit lemons. On the palate it has excellent depth and balance, it is almost aromatic with gooseberries, ripe passion fruit, hints of mint with lovely richness and a crisp, lively finish.'Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot