Ca' Lustra, Garganega
Seriously sour-fresh and tannic on the palate with just enough fruit intensity to handle all those tannins. Bone-dry, nutty, sour-long finish. Chewy, so much more interesting than a crisp dry white.
Place: Veneto, Italy
Ca’ Lustra's vineyards grow among gorgeous slopes of the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills). This is a well-known area for its volcanic soils made up of clear siliceous rocks, mixed with limestone of varying age and origin. Each vineyard comprises different soils and microclimates.
Their journey started in the 1960’s, when Angelo Zanovello bought the house in Faedo as a countryside retreat. In 1977 Franco, fascinated by winemaking, turned an old room in the stables into a winery. His knowledge and contagious commitment grew fast (along with the business. Now the family farm of 42 hectares (25 of which are vineyards) is run by Franco with his children Marco and Linda. The Zavonello Selection showcases their deep knowledge of the region and their dedication to sustainable agriculture (they have been farming organically since 2007). Their wines express the specific character of the terroir, and are made with spontaneous fermentation, no clarification and minimal sulfites.