The grapes to produce Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG “Lugarara” La Giustiniana were hand picked and gently pressed upon arrival at the winery. They then underwent a cool fermentation in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks at 16°C, which lasted two weeks. Unoaked, the wine was bottled in the spring following the harvest.
Lugarara is a vineyard located in Rovereto di Gavi at around 300 metres above sea level. Soils are grey marl with loose, sandy topsoil. The vines face south/southeast, are Guyot trained and are planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare.
La Giustiniana covers 110 hectares in the heart of the commune of Rovereto in Gavi, 40 hectares of which are under vine. Here the grapes give pure, rich and balanced wines. Two single vineyard wines are produced, both of which are unoaked so the character of each vineyard shines through in the glass. The ‘Lugarara’ is always the more open and forward of the two wines. The wine’s aromas of stone fruit and lime peel are immediately beguiling, making this one of our most widely sold wines. The ‘Montessora’, more mineral driven, has greater intensity and needs longer to show off its best. It will age easily for up to a decade or more.