Settembe is a month of grape harvest and great events for the Lugana Protection Consortium, which from today will play first "at home", hosting an international press tour from 14 to 17 September in the DOC territory.
He will be the absolute protagonist in Milan of " Lugana Armonie Senza Tempo ", the traditional great annual tasting aimed at the public and operators, which will take place on Friday 17 at the National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci".
The Consortium has always paid great attention to relations with the press and - after a period of forced stop - will finally return to host some of the most important European wine journalists , on a journey that will touch the 5 municipalities of the DOC, Desenzano del Garda, Sirmione, Pozzolengo, Lonato del Garda and Peschiera del Garda. The tour will take place in full harvest, on which the first anticipations arrive : " In Lugana the vintage promises to be very interesting - says the President Ettore Nicoletto -. It will be a late harvest in terms of harvest times, as has not happened in this one for 15 years. part, and with medium-low quantities as production, but with considerable qualitative prospects. The grape is very beautiful from a health point of view, with excellent balance both in ripening, thanks to cool nights and not too high daytime temperatures, and in the relationship between sugars, acidity and PH ".
The international delegation will have the opportunity to get to know many companies directly and it will be the producers themselves who will tell and show the international delegation the multiple ways of making the indigenous Turbiana vine, a richness and vitality of interpretations that is clearly expressed at the event " Lugana Armonie Timeless ", in which over 50 different wineries participate . An event now in its eleventh edition, the third in Milan, a must for all lovers of the sector. The tasting will be divided into two moments: from 15.30 to 17.30 an in-depth Masterclass, conducted by the President of the Consortium Ettore Nicoletto and by Luciano Ferraro, chief editor of Corriere della Sera, dedicated to the different types provided for by the production regulations and reserved for journalists, bloggers and industry professionals. Starting from 6 pm and up to 10.30 pm opening of the wine tasting to the public of wine lovers (with admission fee, by reservation) who will thus be able to taste, surrounded by the fascinating atmosphere of the Cloister of the Museum, over ninety expressions of Lugana . For info and ticket purchase https://www.consorziolugana.it/lugana-armonie-2021
" The press tour and our" traditional "annual tasting are two different but complementary occasions in the Consortium's strategy to promote a deeper knowledge of the Denomination, involving the press and the public in parallel - concludes Nicoletto -. Our entire activity is tense. to increase the prestige and reputation of Lugana, enhancing the over 50 years of history of this DOC and the daily work of the producers who have made it great and famous internationally. "
The commitments of the Consortium will then continue at full speed in October, with the participation in the Milan Wine Week (from 2 to 10 October), in Hostaria Verona (8-10 October ) and the organization of events dedicated to DOC abroad, in Austria. particularly.