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Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2016

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 81/100 with the following review:

This wine is currently on the lips of moat sommeliers and wine nerds. Lugana, made from local Turbina (also called Verdicchio or Trebbiano di Lugana), garnered a lot of international attention when a railway expansion in Veneto threatened a chunk of the historic territory of where this wine was/is made.
Pretty and pale yellow with green flecks.
Aromas of green pear and apple. Lemon zest and melon.
Trademark Lugana acidity grabs your attention. Very fresh and snappy. Sweet pea, melon, pear, applesauce, and lemon candy on the palate. Very refreshing.
Confusion dogs the distinctions between the many grapes of Italy, sometimes. Trebbiano is a very large umbrella of varietals. Trebbiano Toscana (the bland grape also called Ugni Blanc) is NOT related to Trebbiano di Lugana (which is much tastier). However Treb di Lugana IS the same grape as Trebbiano di Soave (an ancillary, but growing, grape choice in Soave alongside Garganega).Treb di Lugana aaaaaand Treb di Soave are therefore genetically similar to Verdicchio.... Hope that clears everything up.




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Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A zesty northern Italian white wine with notes of grapefruit, lime and lemon zest. Racy acidity on the palate for shellfish. Drink: 2017-2019. 707158 13% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. April 14, 2018 Best Value White Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine  Full Review

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